Linus Westheuser is a PhD candidate at Scuola Normale Superiore. He is interested in the social dynamics of right-wing populism, particularly how populists shift the boundaries of class and national belonging. Linus has studied Sociology, Political Science and Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, King’s College London and École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. In his MA thesis, he examined social conditions and discursive mechanisms in mobilizations against refugees in Germany. His BA thesis dealt with the idea of structural homologies in the French structuralist tradition. Linus is a member of COSMOS and the working group on social movement theory of the Institute for Protest and Movement Studies Berlin (IPB). He has worked as an editorial assistant and translator at the Berliner Journal für Soziologie, the Berlin Institute for Critical Theory, and the Chimurenga Chronic magazine.
Research interests: Relational approaches to mobilization, boundary making, everyday nationalism, political violence, and sociology of masculinities
Monograph - 2018
Monograph - 2017