June 14, 2022: Conservative Radicalism in Europe and Transformations in Higher Education

Guest talk by Prof. Dorit Geva (CEU); 6:00 pm; HS 2, "Sowi" building, University of Innsbruck, and livestream.

HS 2, University of Innsbruck, "Sowi" building, ground floor, Universitaetsstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck (A  (how to reach us)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

6:00 pm to approximately 7:30 pm

  Livestream: https://webconference.uibk.ac.at/b/tho-3v4-o7n-hmc

This event is held in English.

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  Please consider the usual safety and hygiene recommendations (i.e. hand disinfection, distance etc.). No mask or "3G" proof mandatory.


Conservatives, by definition, are engaged with the world of ideas and take seriously the place of higher education in shaping society and politics. Rightwing political figures in Europe, such as Marion Maréchal in France, and Viktor Orban in Hungary, have identified universities as a central object of action, and are mobilizing higher education projects that link radicalized Christian Democracy with far-right politics. Linking her earlier research on the political sociology of conservatives in France and their "anti-gender" activism as a form of epistemic politics to trends in far-right higher education projects in Europe, the talk will piece together how conservatism and far-right radicalism are merging in the space of intellectual production in Europe.

Dorit Geva

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Dorit Geva (credit: Central European University)

Dorit Geva is Professor and founding Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Central European University, overseeing CEU's BA programs which were launched in Vienna in 2019.

Her expertise is in political sociology, gender and politics, qualitative methods, and political and social theory. Her most recent work examines the merger between far-right and neoliberal politics, especially as articulated in contemporary Hungarian politics and the post-neoliberal state. 





Discussant: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kristina Stoeckl, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck


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