Julius Schneider is a Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex and affiliated with the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis. In his research he investigates the mainstreaming of the far-right in Germany from a post-structuralist, discourse-theoretical perspective. This perspective enables him to analyse the construction of (far-right) political identities, with a special focus on the role of language and the media. Another strand of research involves around local activism and community resilience practices in times of crisis. His other research interests lie in theories of political representation, post-colonial theory, post-Marxism, and critical political economy. Julius’ background is in Political Science (BA, University of Innsbruck) and Political Theory (MA, University of Essex). He teaches classes on Political Theory.