Sabine is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Sabine’s research project explores far-right populist politics of memory as well as the ritualization of counter-hegemonic protest in post-socialist eastern Germany. Specifically, she studies how the Dresden-based “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” (PEGIDA) mobilize historical memories in the context of the thirtieth anniversaries of the 1989 East German ‘Peaceful Revolution’ and the 1990 German Reunification.
Sabine is a doctoral fellow of the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) and a member of the Working Group on Memory and Populism associated with the Memory Studies Association (MSA).
April 27th, 2021 | Season 1 | 23 mins 12 secs
extremism, history, populism, right-wing
Guest Sabine Volk joins Right Rising to discuss PEGIDA - a German far-right organization with a distinctly pan-European agenda. Sabine breaks down how PEGIDA manages to continue organizing mass rallies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically through the organization's use of historical memory and mobilization rituals.