My project will explore how members of online far right communities express and relate to their gender identities, how they view the roles of gender in their social movement, and how they view gender and gender discourse in wider society. The project will map how the views on these matters differ across different segments of the online far right, such as where the views of traditional neo-Nazis may differ from those of the alt-right.
My research combines hyperlink network analysis of far right websites with qualitative content analysis of the mixed media posted on far right websites as it relates to gender.
My research hopes to shed light on how views about gender and gendered issues differ across different far right factions, as well as differences between parts of the same far right movements and factions. It is hoped that this will give researchers and practitioners a better understanding of the nuances of gendered thought across different far right movements in order to aid intervention and deradicalisation methods.