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Efthalia Prokopiou

Project: Notions of Home in the Far Right “White Genocide” Narrative: A Multinational and Multilingual Approach to Contemporary Far Right Self-Representations in Europe and the Americas


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

Thalia Prokopiou holds a degree from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, and a master’s degree in North and Latin American Studies from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (MA The Americas/Las Américas). She has conducted research in the fields of human rights, literature and culture. During her studies she also worked as an editor and a writing coach. She has a strong interest in comparative methodologies and discourses of power.

At the Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg, Thalia is developing her interdisciplinary research on contemporary issues of political change and continuity. Her PhD project takes a critical angle on contemporary far-right groups and parties. The central research questions revolve around populist far-right rhetoric in Europe and the Americas with a comparative focus on Greece and the USA. The goal of the project is to engage critically with tropes of homeland and to analyze the use of symbols and metaphors in far-right textual and audiovisual political narratives. Key terms for this project are: homeland, White Supremacy, transatlantic studies, hypernationalism and populism.

January 2021
Area Studies Under Discussion series: Area Studies and the Challenges of the Digital Era – Online Discussion. Universities of Leipzig, Marburg and Regensburg.
Title of Presentation: “The Challenges of Digital and Media Ethnographies”.
Collaborative presentation with Lara Saadi & Karen Silva Torres (University of Leipzig) and Vita Zelenska (University of Regensburg).