On February 18, please join ASF for a virtual round-table discussion on “Radical Nationalism and the Politics of Nostalgia,” which will touch upon topics such as Nordic and U.S. right-wing extremism, populism, white melancholy, and the normalcy of whiteness. Panelists will include Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Catrin Lundström, Associate Professor of Sociology and Professor Designate in Ethnicity and Migration at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University; and Tobias Hübinette, Associate Professor of Intercultural Education at Karlstad University.
This conversation will be moderated by 2019 ASF Fellow Dean Krouk, who is currently Associate Professor in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The event will take place via Zoom webinar; please register at the link above. Questions can be shared in the chat during the event or emailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Panelists
Tobias Hübinette is a Senior Lecturer in intercultural studies and in Swedish as a second language at the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Korean studies and he has among others conducted research within the fields of critical adoption studies and Swedish critical race and whiteness studies and he recently published the book White Melancholia together with Catrin Lundström. For many years, he has also written extensively on the Swedish far right and right-wing populism.
Catrin Lundström is Associate Professor of Sociology and Professor Designate in Ethnicity and Migration at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University. Her research focuses the intersections of privilege and inequality in relation to whiteness, gender, migration, nationality and citizenship. She is the author of the book White Migrations: Gender, Whiteness and Privilege in Transnational Migration (Palgrave, 2014) and the co-author of White Melancholia: an Analysis of a Nation in Crisis (Makadam, 2020) together with Tobias Hübinette.
Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Most of his research focuses on ideology and expressive culture in contemporary radical nationalist, populist and neofascist movements. He is author of two books: Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2017) and War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right (HarperCollins, Penguin, and Unicamp 2020). He has received awards from the Institute for the Study of Radical Movements, the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the International Studies Association, and his latest book was named a Financial Times editor’s pick and a 2020 book of the year by CapX and Estadão. Teitelbaum’s commentary has appeared in major European and American media outlets in addition to scholarly venues, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Atlantic, and the BBC.
About the Moderator
Dean Krouk is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches courses in modern Nordic literature and history.
Krouk is a specialist in 20th-century Norwegian literature and the author of the book Fascism and Modernist Literature in Norway. He has recently completed a second book, titled The Making of an Antifascist: Nordahl Grieg between the World Wars.