Senior lecturer in French and Comparative Politics, University of Bath

Aurelien Mondon is a lecturer in French politics in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath. He comes from an interdisciplinary background focusing on discourse analysis, politics and history, as well as French and Australian studies. He is a member of the 'Politics beyond the Mainstream' research group and the executive committee of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France.

His current research projects are on the mainstreaming of the extreme right in the European context, and the drawing of a comprehensive history of the Australian extreme right, its failures and role in the shaping of the country. Working primarily in the recent mainstreaming of the extreme right, and the impact of neo-racist and right-wing populist discourse on liberal democracies, his research interests include:

- Racism and neo-racism in contemporary politics
- Right-wing populism and the people as a ‘threat’ to democracy
- The extreme and radical rights and their influence on mainstream politics (historical and contemporary)
- French and Australian modern and contemporary history and politics
- Common sense, hegemony and the exclusion of the other
- The relationship between voting and democracy


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in French Politics, University of Bath
  • 2011–2012
    Tutor in History, Victoria University
  • 2011–2012
    Tutor in Politics, University of Melbourne
  • 2010–2011
    Lecturer in French Studies, La Trobe University


  • 2011 
    La Trobe University, Doctorate in Politics


  • 2014
    Immunisation or contamination? the extreme right in Australia, Routledge
  • 2013
    Nicolas Sarkozy's legitimization of the Front National: background and perspectives., Patterns of Prejudice
  • 2013
    The mainstreaming of the extreme right in France and Australia: a populist hegemony? , Ashgate
  • 2012
    An Australian immunisation to the extreme right?, Social Identities