Misogyny, hostile beliefs and the transmission of extremism: a comparison of the far-right in the UK and Australia

  • Phelan, Alexandra (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • True, Jacqui (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • White, Jessica (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wallner, Claudia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Winterbotham, Emily (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project speaks to the Contagion of Extremism and Online/Offline topics by asking, what are the channels that promote and attract membership into extremist groups through transnational networks, and specifically what are the different channels used to amplify misogynist and hostile beliefs that feed into violent extremism? We will compare far-right extremism in the UK and Australia, examining a) misogynistic views and hostile/sexist beliefs at the individual level, b) group dynamics, specifically how women and men are positioned within the group itself and finally c) the general politicised ideology that frames these beliefs and offers a "sense of meaning". Furthermore, this project will examine how such dynamics manifest in the offline space.
Effective start/end date5/10/2131/10/22


  • Lancaster University: A$177,689.60