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