Event Title

“The Alt-Right in US History”

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Abstract: This talk places the contemporary Alt-Right within a longer history of racist right ideas and organizing. Beginning with the formation of the KKK at the close of the Civil War, I show how the racist right often sees a surge in activity and membership in response to extensions of Civil Rights for people of color. I draw form over ten years of research on the racist right to discuss the emergence of the white nationalist movement in the 1990s and its expansion into the Alt-Right in the last few years. I also discuss the role of new media in the proliferation of this movement.

About the Lecturer: Sophie Bjork-James has over ten years of experience researching both the US based Religious Right and the white nationalist movements. She is finalizing a book manuscript on race and evangelical politics in the United States. Her work has appeared in American Anthropologist, Oxford Bibliographies, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, and The Ethnic Studies Review. She is co-editor of the book, Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism (forthcoming, the University of West Virginia Press). She has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s All Things Considered, and BBC Radio 4’s Today.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

25-11-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

25-11-2019 12:50 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program

World Issues Forum

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

White nationalism--United States--History; White supremacy movements--United States--History; Right-wing extremists--United States--History

Geographic Coverage

United States--Race relations--History; Unites States--Politics and government--History

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Alt-Right, Racism, White Nationalist Movement

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Language

English

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Nov 25th, 11:30 AM Nov 25th, 12:50 PM

“The Alt-Right in US History”

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Video is not available.


Abstract: This talk places the contemporary Alt-Right within a longer history of racist right ideas and organizing. Beginning with the formation of the KKK at the close of the Civil War, I show how the racist right often sees a surge in activity and membership in response to extensions of Civil Rights for people of color. I draw form over ten years of research on the racist right to discuss the emergence of the white nationalist movement in the 1990s and its expansion into the Alt-Right in the last few years. I also discuss the role of new media in the proliferation of this movement.

About the Lecturer: Sophie Bjork-James has over ten years of experience researching both the US based Religious Right and the white nationalist movements. She is finalizing a book manuscript on race and evangelical politics in the United States. Her work has appeared in American Anthropologist, Oxford Bibliographies, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, and The Ethnic Studies Review. She is co-editor of the book, Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism (forthcoming, the University of West Virginia Press). She has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s All Things Considered, and BBC Radio 4’s Today.