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Invitation - Talk on Rightwing Populists with Katja Freistein (31 January)

Visuality and Emotions in Transnational Strategies of Rightwing Populists

31 January | 4:15 - 5:45 pm | S62 (RW I) or online

Talk & Discussion with Dr. Katja Freistein (Academy of International Affairs NRW)
Within the "Transnational Relations" Colloquium

As current trends of rising support for right-wing populist and far right parties in Europe show, their strategies of activating voters, setting the agenda within national (and transnational) discourses as well as creating some forms of identities around their nativist, xenophobic and misogynist agendas seem to work. While strategies are catered to some extent to domestic audiences, e.g. by drawing on cultural repertoires and specific affective registers, many similarities and overlaps can be observed that indicate transnational links and coordination between right-wing actors. In the talk, the focus will be on the role that visuality and emotions play in the strategies that appeal to broader publics and on the linkages between the strategies used by right-wing actors.

Dr. Katja Freistein is Senior Researcher and Academic Coordinator of the Fellowship Program at the Academy of International Affairs NRW, Bonn. Her research has focused on international organisations, global inequalities and development. She has published extensively on narratives and visuality, particularly in the context of rightwing populism, in journals including Review of International Studies and International Political Sociology, among others. She was a Fellow and Visiting Professor at institutions in Aarhus, Saint Petersburg, Hamburg and Münster. Her latest co-edited book is titled "Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation" (Edward Elgar 2022).

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