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Dr Aaron Winter

Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Race and Anti-Racism)

Bowland North



PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD students whose projects relate to my research interests, including racism and anti-racism, race and class, the far right, fascism, populism, hate crime, extremism/counterextremism and terrorism/counterterrorism.


Aaron Winter, BA Hons. Political Science (York, Canada), MA Philosophy and Social Theory (Warwick, UK), DPhil Social and Political Thought (Sussex, UK), is Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Race and Anti-Racism) at Lancaster University. Prior to Lancaster, he taught at the Universities of East London, Abertay, Sussex and Brighton. His research is on the far right with a focus on racism, mainstreaming and violence, and on race, counterextremism and counterterrorism. He is co-author, with Aurelien Mondon, of Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream (Verso, 20202), and co-editor of Discourses and Practices of Terrorism: Interrogating Terror (Routledge, 2010), New Challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), Reflexivity in Criminological Research Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless (Palgrave, 2014), Historical Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism (Routledge, 2018) and Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method, Practice (Routledge, 2020). He has published in the journals Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Political Ideologies, Sociological Research Online, and Women and Performance, and is co-editor of Identities and the Manchester University Press (MUP) book series Racism, Resistance and Social Change.  

He has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC, LBC, NBC, Radio France, The Washington Post, The Times, The Telegraph, Wired, NewStatesman, HuffPost, Oriental Morning Post, Dundee Courier and Gara,. He has also  appeared on the podcasts Surviving Society, Politics Theory Other, The Malcolm Effect, Who do we think we are?, Enemies of the People Pod, The Sociology Show, and Hope Not Hate.  

For further information and publications please see: https://uel.academia.edu/AaronWinter

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