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Aurelien Mondon

Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Bath

Aurelien Mondon (he/him) is a Senior Lecturer in politics at the University of Bath.

His research focuses predominantly on the impact of racism and populism on liberal democracies and the mainstreaming of far-right politics through elite discourse.

His first book, The Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right in France and Australia: A Populist Hegemony?, was published in 2013 and he recently co-edited After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, racism and free speech published with Zed. Reactionary democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream, co-written with Aaron Winter, was published with Verso in 2020. The Ethics of Researching the Far Right, co-edited with Antonia Vaughan, Joan Braune and Meghan Tinsley will be out in March 2024 with Manchester University Press.

His work has been published in various mainstream and expert outlets around the world, including CNN, The Guardian, The Independent, Libération, Newsweek, Le Soir, Mediapart and Al Jazeera.


  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Bath
  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, University of Bath


  • 2011 
    La Trobe University, Doctorate in Politics


  • 2022
    Populism, public opinion, and the mainstreaming of the far right: The ‘immigration issue’ and the construction of a reactionary ‘people’, Politics
  • 2022
    Epistemologies of ignorance in far right studies: the invisibilisation of racism and whiteness in times of populist hype, Acta Politica
  • 2021
    The far right, the mainstream and mainstreaming: towards a heuristic framework, Journal of Political Ideologies
  • 2020
    Reactionary Democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream (co-authored with Aaron Winter), Verso
  • 2020
    Populism, the media and the mainstreaming of the far right: The Guardian’s coverage of populism as a case study, Politics
  • 2014
    Immunisation or contamination? the extreme right in Australia, Routledge
  • 2013
    The mainstreaming of the extreme right in France and Australia: a populist hegemony? , Ashgate
  • 2013
    Nicolas Sarkozy's legitimization of the Front National: background and perspectives., Patterns of Prejudice
  • 2012
    An Australian immunisation to the extreme right?, Social Identities