Title: Preaching Hate: A Contextual Discourse Analysis of Charismatic Socio-Religious Speech
This project investigates the relationship between the emotions undergirding the practice of hate and the construction and influence of formal and informal types of authority in the European context. Increasingly “hateful ideologies” are propagated by right-wing propagandists, religious fanatics, and extreme left groups. This project seeks to study the role and origins of charismatic leaders in propagating hate. In a bottom-up approach, this project investigates the work of groups that agitate against Persian-speaking diasporas in Austria, Germany, and Ireland. Through texts, including religious sermons, and political speeches, this project will chart the topography of the personality politics driving discourses of hate and alterity in a European context. This project will employ an interdisciplinary methodology composed of discourse analysis, cultural studies, and socio-religious and socio-political. The project will also be filtered through a strong gender lens in order to address the intimate relationship between gender and systems of authority.
early stage researcher
ESR11 Afzali Soraya, PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin, Islamic Civilisation