Pressroom

Below, there is an updated list of my appearance in the medias (TV interviews, journal interviews, authored articles in newspapers  and other popular medias, etc). These interventions reflect my research interests and my personal engagement in these matters. I strongly believe that researchers have something to say and should comment on issues of general concern. The main challenges are to reach a balance between the medias’ interest for sensational news reporting and academic pondering, and to successfully deliver a coherent message despite the inherent constraints of the branch (such as time in TV interviews, and physical space allocated for each article for the other media).

Interviews (newspapers, e-newspapers, news platforms):

  • Analyzing the background and possible effects of the massive pro-democracy demonstrations in early 2017 in Romania for Svenska YLE (in Swedish, här) (06.02.2017)
  • Commenting on how the populist radical right parties benefit from the street patrolling activities of the extreme right and anti-immigration groups for Swedish Radio Sisuradio (in Finnish and Swedish tässä/här) (31.05.2016).
  • Taking part in a discussion concerning the international/Nordic connections between various extreme right groups for Swedish Radio Sisuradio (in Finnish and Swedish tässä/här) (23.05.2016).
  • Participating (together with Karin Creutz, Päivi Mattila) in a discussion about the ongoing process of normalization of hate-speech in Finland, evidencing the role played by the PS/SF rank and file, in NORDICOM-Information 37 (2015) 3-4: 75-79 (in Swedish, här).
  • Partaking (together with a German researcher) in a discussion about the construction of masculinities within radical right populist parties in both Sweden but also in a wider context, in Tidskriften Expo (2014) 4: 34-37 (in Swedish, här).
  • Discussing the main findings of my doctoral project and setting them in a wider Nordic perspective, with references to political developments in Finland and Sweden and Denmark, in Studentbladet (in Swedish, här) (27.02.2014).
  • Providing an analytical frame for the comparison between the SD in Sweden and PS/SF in Finland, together with Ann-Cathrine Jungar for the bilingual platform Addeto, in two consecutive interviews, one focused on the differences between the two parties (in Finnish, tässä; in Swedish, här), the other evidencing the ideological foundations of the two (in Finnish, tässä; in Swedish, här) (26.02.2014).
  • Analyzing the impact the SD has had after 600 days in the Swedish Parliament, from a wider European perspective for Nyheter24 (in Swedish, här) (27.05.2012).
  • Discussing for Het Financieele Dagblad (“Zweedse Wilders staat buitenspel”, p. 4) the differences between Fredrik Reinfeldt’s minority government and its parliamentary activity after the September 2010 elections in Sweden, which led to the presence of the SD in the Swedish Parliament, and the Mark Rutte’s center –right minority government in The Netherlands, which is dependent on the support of Geert Wilders and the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid/Party for Freedom)(in Dutch, hier) (13.03.2012).
  • Setting the so-called ‘significant loss’ of the SVP (Schweizerische Volkspartei/ Union démocratique du centre/ Unione Democratica di Centro) in recent elections in Switzerland in the wider context of Swiss politics in the Swedish Dagens Arena (in Swedish, här) (25.10.2011).
  • Explaining the election results in the Finnish Parliamentary elections and the motives behind the rise of the PS for the Portuguese newspaper Público (p. 3) (in Portuguese, aqui) (18.04.2011).
  • Analyzing the Finnish Parliamentary election results and the rise of the PS in the Polish Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish, tutaj) (18.04.2011).
  • Discussing about the PS and its leader Timo Soini and their impact on the Finnish political scene on the eve of the Finnish Parliamentary elections in April 2011 and the overall Finnish attitude to the EU and the Euro-zone – published in the Portuguese newspaper Público (p. 3-4) (in Portuguese, aqui) (15.04.2011).
  • Commenting on the SD‘s attempts to use the Stockholm bombing attempt for their own political ends – published in the online Global Post (in English, here) (16.12.2010).
  • Analyzing the similarities between SD‘s rhetoric and that of early national-socialism in Germany, in a wider piece concerning the ascension of SD into the Swedish Parliament published on the print edition of Norwegian Dagladet Saturday Magasinet (p. 20-33) (in Norwegian for pay, här) (11.12.2010).
  • Discussing the increased support for the SD among the Byggnads (constructions) trade union members in Byggnadsarbetaren (p. 10) (in Swedish, här) (18.11.2010).
  • Analyzing the rise of radical right populism in Sweden and in Europe in Asia Time Online (in English, here) (10.11.2010). The article was even published on Rebelión (in Spanish, aquí) (11.11.2010).
  • Problematizing the rise of the radical right parties, more generally in Europe but with specific reference to the SD‘s electoral success in Sweden in Época (in Portuguese, aqui) (25.10.2010).
  • Analyzing the SD‘s electoral success in the wider European context of increased xenophobia and radicalism in The Christian Science Monitor (in English, here) (07.10.2010).
  • Assessing the SD‘s electoral success in Ljusdal and more generally in the regions of Middle Sweden in Ljusdals Posten (in Swedish, här) (23.09.2010).
  • Discussing the SD‘s increased electoral support in Söderhamn in Söderhamns Kuriren (in Swedish, här) (22.09.2010).

TV & Radio appearances (interviews, etc.):

  • Discussing for Svenska YLE (Radio Vega – Aktuellt 17) the setting and potential outcomes of the massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Romania (in Swedish, här) (06.02.2017)
  • Analyzing the political landscape in the eve of 2016 Parliamentary elections in Romania for Swedish Radio P1 Morgon (in Swedish, här) (9.12.2016).
  • Arguing for the importance of a gender perspective in the fight for preventing and addressing extremism (with Evin Ismail) for Swedish Radio Ekot (in Swedish, här) (30(09/2016).
  • Commenting on how the populist radical right parties benefit from the street patrolling activities of the extreme right and anti-immigration groups for Swedish Radio Sisuradio (in Finnish and Swedish tässä/här) (31.05.2016).
  • Taking part in a discussion concerning the international/Nordic connections between various extreme right groups for Swedish Radio Sisuradio (in Finnish and Swedish tässä/här) (23.05.2016).
  • A concise contribution in SVT Aktuellt 21, analyzing the masculinity ideal of political leadership employed by Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation.(in Swedish) (14.04.2014)
  • Commenting for Svenska YLE (Radio Vega – Aktuellt 17) on the coming presidential elections in France, especially with regard to the announced candidacy of Marine Le Pen on behalf of the FN (Front National/National Front) (in Swedish, här) (13.03.2012).
  • Discussing the SD‘s electoral performance in the latest Swedish Parliamentary elections, and analyzing the importance of the concept of Folkhem (People’s Home) for their political success on SVT Kulturnyheterna (in Swedish) (29.09.2010)

Public appearances (invited talks, panel debates, etc.):

  • Roundtable discussion on Postdoctoral career prospects in Sweden and Finland, at the Residence of the Finnish Ambassador to Sweden (Stockholm 28.11.2013).
  • Debating the political developments in Sweden in a wider Nordic and European context, with specific focus on the rise of radical right populism (RRP), and xenophobia, at the Research Retreat – Forskardagarna, within Symposium. Sweden in Europe: Swedish democracy in the light of the 2014 elections (Skytteholmen 22.05.2013)
  • Debating the rise of radical right populism (RRP), with a specific focus on xenophobia and anti-feminism, at the 2012 Helsinki Book Fair (Helsingin Kirjamessut / Helsingfors bokmässan) at the invitation of Ny Tid and Astra (in Swedish, här) (Helsinki/ Helsingfors 28.10.2012).