Cynthia Miller-Idriss aus Washington forscht und publiziert zur extreme Rechte in den USA, in Deutschland und anderen Ländern. 2020 erschien ihr Buch: „Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right“ und 2018 „The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany“. Ihr Vortrag in englischer Sprache wird live übertragen.
Cynthia Miller-Idriss draws on the research from her two most recent books to show how radicalization must be understood and combated. Hate in the Homeland shows how tomorrow’s far-right nationalists are being recruited in surprising places, from college campuses and mixed martial arts gyms to clothing stores, online gaming chat rooms, and YouTube cooking channels.
The Extreme Gone Mainstream focuses in on how extremism is going mainstream in Germany through clothing brands laced with racist and nationalist symbols. In both, Miller-Idriss identifies how young people on the margins of our communities are targeted in these settings, and how the path to radicalization is a nuanced process of moving in and out of far-right scenes throughout adolescence and adulthood.
Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a professor at the American University in Washington, D.C., where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) in the Center for University Excellence (CUE). She has testified before the U.S. Congress, has briefed the U.N. Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, and frequently serves as a keynote speaker and expert panelist on trends in white supremacist and far-right extremism to global academic and policy communities.