Scholarly Scoop: Out of the Basement and into the Streets: Far-Right and Antifascist Mobilizations in the Trump Era

When: Friday, April 6,  at 10:30 am

Where: Starin Park Community Building

The populist rhetoric of the 2016 election brought a number of movements into the public consciousness. Among them were various factions of the extreme right-wing of American politics.

Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky

White supremacists and other bigots associated with the “alt-right” saw in the candidacy of Donald Trump an opportunity to spread their message to a wider audience. Antifascist groups mobilized in response to these public displays of fascism, which brought these conflicts out of the underground and into the streets. This talk will provide an overview of contemporary fascist and antifascist movements with a focus on the key differences between them.


Presented by Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the UW-W.

Dr. Vysotsky’s research focuses on the conflict between supremacist groups in contemporary American society and their militant antifascist opposition. He has conducted ethnographic and interview research with antifascist activists in order to understand the relationship between threat, space, subculture and social movement activism.

Please register in advance by calling 262-473-0535.

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