About jvevans

I'm a professor of history at Carleton University, where I teach courses in the history of sexuality, photography, and populism.

The Dawn of a New Era

With the election of Donald Trump two weeks ago, everything changed. This research blog, devoted to the rise and appeal of populist movements in Europe and the US, lay dormant while members of the Hate 2.0 team carried on with our other projects. It is now time to resurrect it, since history is being made in real time.

Drawing inspiration from the important work of those who pulled together the Charleston Syllabus in the wake of the violence in SC, Jennifer Evans (Carleton) and Lisa Heineman (Iowa) are soliciting articles, relevant news stories, analyses, Op/Eds, historical essays – anything to help contextualize the current state of play. The focus need not solely be on Trump’s Presidency. The rise of the neo-right goes beyond borders.

You can find us @NewFascSyllabus on Twitter. Post, message, re-tweet, just be sure to add #newfascsyllabus and #twitterstorians to your post.

The View from Away

Starting this September, Carleton’s very own Ottilie Grisdale (MA, EURUS, 2014) will report on the current state of play in Europe from her adopted home base of Amsterdam, where she is researching her thesis on the cultural production of Holland’s far right. In bi-weekly posts, she’ll reflect on a variety of subjects relating to the theme of this blog, from the struggle for a multicultural Europe to everyday acts of anti-racist opposition.

Welcome Ottilie!