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In The Media

Recent Media Appearances

"Tackling the Threat of White Extremism": Podcast for the Center for Global Policy, with Kamran Bokhari, April 9, 2019

In-depth discussion of The Extreme Gone Mainstream on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed, with host Laurie Taylor, April 3, 2019.

"The Global Rise of Right-Wing Extremism: Ask the Expert- Cynthia Miller-Idriss Weighs In." American University web news, April 3, 2019.

Television appearances on Al Jazeera English, March 15, 2019 and Al Jazeera Inside Story, March 28, 2019, for discussions of the far right globally in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand.

Interviewed and quoted in Think Progress article by Alan Pyke, "The dark history of the New Zealand killer's 'great replacement,'" March 15, 2019.

Featured expert in WAMU (public radio) story by Sasha-Ann Simons on recent wave of swastikas in public and private schools in the greater DC area, March 8, 2019.

​​Interviewed and quoted in Brian Fung's The Washington Post article, "Trump promises executive order that could strip colleges of funding if they don't 'support free speech,'" March 2, 2019.

Radio interview with Pat Kenny for Ireland's Newstalk on why women vote for the far right, January 29, 2019.

Featured speaker at Washington Post Live event "The New New Thing in Higher Ed," January 17, 2019.

​​Video interview with Germany's Federal Institute for Civic Education on banal nationalism and everyday nationhood, published December 2018.


Featured cultural and political commentator in Austria's DATUM Magazin "Stammtisch" feature, December 2018.

Interviewed and quoted by Oliver Kühn for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, "Was ist aus der 'Alt-Right' Bewegung geworden?" November 2, 2018.


Interviewed and quoted by Sara Barderas for mdz, "EEUU: por qué las elecciones son una prueba de fuego para el feminismo." November 2, 2018.

Featured expert on NBC's The Today Show for "How White Nationalists are trying to infiltrate campuses," October 17, 2018.

Featured expert on NBC News for "White Nationalist Leader is Plotting to 'Take Over the GOP'", October 17, 2018

Interviewed and quoted by Anna Schechter for NBC News, "White nationalist leader is plotting to take over the GOP'", October 17, 2018.

Featured guest on Cable Street podcast, "Branding the Far Right," September 25, 2018.

Featured guest on The Interview-- a France 24 program featuring an interview with "a French or international personality from the world of politics, economics, culture or diplomacy," with Armen Georgian for France 24 on the mainstreaming of extremism in Europe and the U.S., September 13, 2018.


Television appearance on Al Jazeera News' Inside Story, discussing far right violence in Chemnitz, Germany, September 1, 2018.

Interviewed and quoted by Rebecca Tan for The Washington Post, "Steve Bannon plans a far-right ‘supergroup’ in Europe, but some key far-right leaders say they’re not interested," August 14, 2018

Television interview with Matt Prichard for Hearst television on Charlottesville anniversary and Unite the Right 2 rally, August 10, 2018. 


Live radio appearance on The Morning Show with Carrie Kaufman, Wisconsin Public Radio, August 13, 2018.

Interview with Latifah Azlan for The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs about The Extreme Gone Mainstream, July 30, 2018.

Television interview with Donovan Myrie for WKMG-Orlando news program on May 14, 2018, with follow up article "Hidden Hate in Clothing," May 16, 2018

Interview with Salvador Martinez, "Las tiendas neonazis hacen su agosto en Alemania con el auge de la ultraderecha." El Espanol, April 6, 2018.

Interview with Allie Conti for VICE Magazine piece, "The Alt-Right is a Subculture Without a Culture," April 2, 2018

Interview with Kieron Monks for Prospect Magazine, "How white nationalism became trendy- and so even more dangerous," April 26, 2018.

VICE Magazine-Germany interview and Q&A discussion with Thomas Vorreyer, "Viele Rechtsextreme verstehen ihre eigenen T-shirts nicht." (Many right-wing extremists don't understand their own t-shirts), February 28, 2018.

VICE Magazine author Q&A interview with Allie Conti for "Learn to Spot the Secret Signals of Far Right Fashion." February 12, 2018.

Interviewed and quoted in Stephen Blum's Mel Magazine piece, "The Clothing Brand That Lets European Neo-Nazis Hide in Plain Sight," November 2, 2017

Featured expert in Julia Schmalz's Chronicle of Higher Education video doc, "What Lies Ahead in the Campus Free Speech Wars?" September 13, 2017.


Quoted in Education Dive article on how political tremors affect international higher education, August 31, 2017

Interviewed and quoted in Chloé Cohen's L'Echo article on the US far right, Plongée dans l'extrême droits américaine, August 21, 2017

Quoted in Fortune article on corporate banning of hate groups by Barb Darrow, August 18, 2017.

Live one-hour radio appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio discussing the Charlottesville, VA "Unite the Right" rally and violence, August 14, 2017.

Live radio interview with Mark Sutcliffe for 1310 News in Ottowa about my mother's day essay on dealing with a parent's dementia, May 15, 2017.

Interviewed for article by Dilpreet Raju in The Eagle Online about my book, The Extreme Gone Mainstream. April 28, 2017.

Interviewed for article by Pete Musto in Voice of America on gender inequities in university faculty service for Voice of America, April 22, 2017.

Quoted in article in GWU Today after invited remarks on populist reactions to the migration crisis, March 27, 2017.

Quoted in article in Turkish Voice of America,'Türkiye Geri Kabul Anlaşmasını Politik Malzeme Yapıyor,' March 24, 2017.

Television interview for Sinclair Broadcasting Group on the issue of anarchy in US protests. Segment aired February 9, 2017 on 80 television stations nationally.

Interviewed for article on AU’s Global Education Forum by Yuan Yuan for China Daily USA, article published in China Daily USA weekend edition, October 21-23, 2016, “Speaker details educational plight of left-behind’ children.”

Interviewed for article on education exports to the Middle East by Leonora Beck for Danish newspaper Weekendavisen, “Olieindsmurt idealism,” Weekendavisen #44, November 4, 2016, p. 6.

Interviewed on commercialization and right-wing extremism by William Brehm for the FreshEd podcast series’ February 2016 edition

Research featured on National Association for Study Abroad (NAFSA) website “Constructing International Knowledge: Organizing Internationalization,” September 30, 2015 by Tamar Breslauer.


Interviewed on commercialization and right-wing extremism by Thomas Rogers for The New Republic, 2014.

Interviewed on far right youth in Germany by Thomas Rogers for Rolling Stone magazine, 2014. Quotes reprinted in New York Times op-essay.

Interviewed on far right in Germany by Toni Tileva for Voice of Russia, 2014.

Interviewed on rise of far right in Europe on live news program (Arise Review) for Arise TV, 2013

Media coverage of winning the Goethe Institute 2012 Interkulturpreis in 20 news outlets, including Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Nordbayerischer KURIER, Passauer Neue Presse, Saarbrücker Zeitung, and more

Interviewed on far right in Germany on Bayerischer Rundfunk (German public radio), 2012. Translated and replayed on French radio.

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