Nordic Network on Religion, Media and Populism (NOREMPO)
NOREMPO is an interdisciplinary network that gathers Nordic scholars sharing special expertise in media studies, sociology of religion, the study of religion, political science, and computational social science. The objective is to produce new comparative knowledge on how Protestant Christianity and populism are intertwined in the Nordic societies. The NOREMPO network will organise a series of interdisciplinary workshops that are structured around three different themes (methods, actors, and circulations) to explore where, how, and by whom Protestant Christianity becomes mobilised as a vehicle to assert populist discourses and identities, and how this process is shaped by digital media and related platforms and networks.
The NOREMPO organising team consists of Associate Professor Johanna Sumiala and Professor Katja Valaskivi (University of Helsinki), Professor Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University) Senior Researcher Mona Abdel-Fadil (The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, Center for Research on Extremism, C-REX), and Associate Professor Henrik Reintoft-Christensen (Aarhus University).
- 1st Workshop — Methodologies (Online, August 2021)
- 2nd Workshop — Media Dynamics of Religious Populism (Helsinki, April 2022)
- 3rd Workshop — Actors, Connections and Contestations: Christianity, Populism and Media in a Nordic Context (Sigtuna, October 2022)
- 4th Workshop — Writing Workshop (Helsinki, 2023)