Dr. Mette Wiggen is a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds. Mette teaches on the Extreme Right in Europe, and politics for the Introduction to Social Sciences foundation course aimed at Widening Participation- and international social science students at Leeds. Mette is also a Senior Fellow at The Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right.
Mette is the Widening Participation Officer for the University’s Social Science Cluster where she engages with non traditional students who are exploring and entering higher education.
Mette has more than 20 years of teaching experience for students at all ages from primary school to adult education. She has taught languages and politics, in Norway and the UK, with guest lectures and conference papers in Egypt, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Norway, UK and USA.
Mette has also given papers at teaching and learning conferences in the UK on intercultural communication, on student lead discussion groups and on how to engage with students and teach the undergraduate dissertation.
Mette has researched in the field of retrenchment of the welfare state, the impact of neo liberalism on the poor and linked that to support of the radical right.
June 24th, 2021 | Season 1 | 43 mins 6 secs
covid-19, immigration, norway, populism, radical right, scandinavia, sweden
Guests Mette Wiggen and Maureen Eger join Host James F. Downes in providing an introduction to the Radical Right in Scandinavia, with a special focus on the rise of the radical right in Sweden and Norway.