Studies in Prejudice and Fascism Study Group
Study Group Convenor: Lene Auestad (lene.auestad [at] gmail.com)
Nationalisms, xenophobia and exclusionary politics are on the rise in today’s world, with
political movements and parties advocating racist, antisemitic, sexist, homophobic and
islamophobic imageries, ideas which are increasingly imported into the intellectual
This study group analyses various forms of these phenomena from a critical theory,
psychoanalytic and psychosocial perspective.
Study Group Members:
Rebecca Ann Reynolds
Aparna Mishra Tarc
Gabriella Calchi Novati
STUDIES IN PREJUDICE AND FASCISM, 1 st GROUP MEETING
JULY 1 st 2019, LONDON
We met at the Wellcome Library in London. Present: Leslie Gardner,
Lene Auestad, Angie Voela, Johanna Schmidt, Helen Holmes.
Johanna Schmidt presented on contemporary right-wing populism as
torn between heroism and the post-heroic.
Helen Holmes presented on females who self-harm, its relation to
communication and social settings.
Leslie Gardner presented on ghost-writing, the self and propaganda
uses of stories.
Lene Auestad presented on the homophobia of the Scandinavian far
Angie Voela presented on neo-conservatism, sexism and racism in
Feedback for each other was invaluable.
A time and place for a future meeting has not yet been set. We decided
to discuss that further via email.