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Research interests

  • The mainstreaming of far right discourse
  • Liberal and Illiberal Racisms and Islamophobias in elite discourse
  • Right-wing populism and the people as a ‘threat’ to democracy
  • The relationship between voting, abstention and democracy

Selected publications:


Mondon A and Winter A (2020) Reactionary Democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream. London: Verso.

Titley, Gavan, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany & Aurelien Mondon (eds.) (2017) After Charlie Hebdo: Politics, Media and Free Speech, London: Zed.

Mondon A (2013) A Populist Hegemony? Mainstreaming the Extreme Right in France and Australia. Farnham: Ashgate.

Peer-reviewed articles

Mondon, A (2022) ‘Populism, public opinion, and the mainstreaming of the far right: The ‘immigration issue’ and the construction of a reactionary ‘people’’, Politics, Online First.

Brown K, Mondon A & Winter A (2021) ‘The far right, the mainstream and mainstreaming: towards a heuristic framework’, Journal of Political Ideologies. Online first.

Brown K & Mondon A (2020) ‘Populism, the media and the mainstreaming of the far right: The Guardian’s coverage of populism as a case study’, Politics, online first

Mondon A & Winter A (2018) 'Whiteness, Populism and the racialisation of the working-class in the United Kingdom and the United States', Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 26(5): 510–528.

De Cleen, B, Glynos, J & Mondon, A (2018) 'Critical Research on Populism: Nine Rules of Engagement', Organization, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 649-661.

Mondon, A (2017) 'Limiting democratic horizons to a nationalist reaction: populism, the radical right and the working class', Javnost - The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 355-374.

Mondon, A & Winter, A (2017) 'Articulations of Islamophobia: From the Extreme to the Mainstream?', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 13, pp. 2151-2179.


Aurelien Mondon has published widely in the mainstream and more specialised media such as CNN, the Guardian, The Independent, Open Democracy, Jacobin, Newsweek, DiscoverSociety, Libération


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

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