Webinar: An Overview of Far-Right Violent Extremism and How Women are Involved by Dean Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh

This webinar will focus on far-right violent extremism, with particular attention to its growth in the United States and Europe.

The webinar is organised by Dr Sahla Aroussi (POLIS) with Dr Fatuma Ali from the United States International University of Africa, Nairobi, and in collaboration with the Rift Valley Institute as part of a UKRI/GCRF funded project on Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE).

Our Speaker for this event is Kathleen Blee, The Dean of Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
During this webinar, Dean Kathleen Blee, will give an overview of far-right violent extremism globally, with particular attention to its growth in the United States and Europe and how women are involved.  She will delve into its various forms over time and across nations, as well as its ideology, means of communication and networks, strategies and goals, and the spaces through which it seeks to recruit new adherents and motivate supporters to enact violent and terroristic actions.  She will also discuss the changing role of women in far-right extremism and far-right terroristic violence based on her book titled “Inside Organised Racism, Women in the Hate Movement”
Presenter's bio:

Dean Kathleen Blee is a distinguished scholar. She has published 79 journal articles, encyclopaedia entries and book chapters. She has published three edited or co-edited books and has four scholarly monographs (one co-authored) published. Her first monograph, Women in the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s, was published by the University of California Press in 1991. Her co-authored book with Dwight Billings, The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement was published by the University of California Press in 2002. Blee's next monograph, Making Democracy: How Activist Groups Form, was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. Her latest book, Understanding Racist Activism: Theory, Methods and Research, was published in 2017 by Routledge Press.

To confirm your participation, please register by COB, Monday 16 November 2020.