Dr. Susan de Groot Heupner
Dr. Susan de Groot Heupner is a political sociologist with a research focus on populist mobilisations and hegemonisation, using a psychoanalytic political lens. She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research in Brisbane, Australia, where she works on far right and Islamist ideologies and politics. In the position of Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation in Melbourne, Australia, she works on two Australian Research Council projects examining religious populism, transnational polarisation, and digital authoritarianism. She is Managing Editor for the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, and Editorial Board member for the Political Sociology section at Sociology Compass. She has published in journals such as Politics and Religion, Religions, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and Journal of International Communication, and has a forthcoming monograph with Leiden University Press. She has also contributed to public media platforms like The Conversation, ABC, and Enlighten.