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Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Austrian Studies, Matthias Falter to present at next CHGS workshop

Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Austrian Studies, Matthias Falter to present at next CHGS workshop

The "Antifascist consensus" and the "club of political correctness." Addressing National Socialism in Austrian parliamentary debates on right-wing extremism
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Thursday, April 11
3:30-5:00 p.m.
609 Social Sciences

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Matthias Falter is political scientist and BMWF Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Austrian Studies of the University of Minnesota. His main fields of research are political theory, especially Critical Theory and the political thought of Hannah Arendt, historic and contemporary antisemitism, right-wing extremism and parliamentarianism. In his dissertation, Matthias Falter examines Austrian parliamentary discourse on right-wing extremism and underlying concepts of political community. On Thursday, he will talk about the memory of National Socialism as point of reference in contemporary Austrian parliamentary debates on right-wing extremism and the related struggles over politics of remembrance.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden at golde118@umn.edu.

Remaining Workshop Schedule:

April 25: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Hiromi Mizuno, "When Crimes Cannot Be Punished: the Comfort Women Issue and International Human Rights Law"

May 3: Friday, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Courtney Gildersleeve

May 9: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Eric Harkleroad