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Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Bath

Aurelien Mondon is a senior lecturer in politics in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath.

He currently works on various project related to liberal and illiberal articulations of racism and right-wing populism, and their impact on liberal democracies. His research interests include:

Liberal and Illiberal Racisms and Islamophobias in elite discourse
Right-wing populism and the people as a ‘threat’ to democracy
The far right and its influence on mainstream politics (historical and contemporary)
The relationship between voting, abstention and democracy

His most recent book, Reactionary Democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream, co-written with Aaron Winter (UEL), was published in 2020 by Verso


  • 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