Centre for fascist, anti-fascist and post-fascist studies

Recording hate crime
Professor  Matthew Feldman

The Centre's latest report, based on TELL MAMA data, reveals a rise in anti-Muslim hostility in Britain following acts of terrorism around the world.
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Teesside University hosts a unique research unit dedicated to the study of the far right and its opposition.

It examines the historical development of far right politics and culture since its inception in the early twentieth century.

Some of the themes the centre aims to explore include:

  • the contemporary far-right, especially since 9/11, and anti-Muslim politics
  • ‘tit for tat extremism’ and how the reactions of radical groups only seek to fuel more hatred and violence
  • the role of the internet and other new media technologies in far-right radicalisation.

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Renowned experts at the forefront of research

The centre is led by Professor Nigel Copsey and Professor Matthew Feldman and will build upon their reputations as two of the leading UK experts on both historical and contemporary manifestations of fascism and (radical) anti-fascism.

Professor Copsey has a long-standing research interest in right-wing extremism, fascism and anti-fascism. He has published widely on the history of anti-fascism in Britain, the nature of anti-fascist activity and the British National Party and its quest for legitimacy.

Nigel CopseyProfessor Feldman is an expert on fascist ideology and the contemporary far-right in Europe and the USA. He has written widely on these subjects, as well as on the interaction between politics and faith in the modern world.

Professor Feldman has featured on various radio and television programmes, as well as national and international newspapers and websites discussing high profile cases such as Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Contact us

For more information on the centre and its work, contact Vicky Wigham on 01642 384086 or email vicky.wigham@tees.ac.uk .

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The 'New Man' symposium

The centre for fascist, anti-fascist and post-fascist studies recently presented The 'New Man' symposium at Teesside Univesity, examining fascist movements and regimes through the lens of an attempted anthropological revolution.

Listen to audio from The 'New Man' symposium