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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

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


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011


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