Michael C. Zeller is an Associate Researcher at the Central European University (CEU) Centre for Policy Studies, working on the ‘Building Resilience against Violent Extremism and Polarisation’ (BRaVE) project. He is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at CEU. His dissertation research concerns the demobilisation of far-right demonstration campaigns, particularly the role of counter-mobilisation against the far right. Michael earned master’s degrees in political science and in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, from Corvinus University of Budapest and the University of Glasgow, respectively.
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