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