Beatriz is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester who is investigating the legitimisation of alt-right conspiracy theories (white genocide, great replacement, cultural Marxism, deep state) in digital spaces. Her project proposes a novel way of exploring digital political phenomenon, engaging with different areas of expertise in a transdisciplinary way. Her main research interests are: political communication, alternative right, conspiracy theories.
She is also the leading investigator of the independent research group MAFTI (Mapping the Far-right Truth Industry) and Founder of the award winner NGO Words Heal the World, which empowers young people to challenge hate speech and develop strategies to tackle extremism.
December 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 25 mins 37 secs
alt-right, conspiracy theories, great replacement, ideology
Beatriz Buarque joins Right Rising to discuss her latest research findings on the Alt-Right. Along with Host Dr. James F. Downes, Beatriz breaks down how to define the Alt-Right as an ideology and the Alt-Right's use of conspiracy theories.