Maik Fielitz is a researcher at the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society (IDZ). He studied political science, history and peace and conflict research at the Universities of Jena, Marburg and Athens. He is completing his PhD at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2018, he has been an Early Career Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), and since 2019 he has been part of the International Expert Network of the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo (C-Rex). Between 2018 and 2020, Maik Fielitz worked for the PANDORA research project on the role of narratives and social media in radicalization processes. 

Research Profile | Current Projects

Fielitz’s work focusses on social movements, digital cultures, radicalization and far-right extremism from a transnational and comparative perspective. His current work at the IDZ deals with the consequences of deplatforming for far-right extremist groups and the regulation of platforms dealing with hate speech online.

Selected Publications