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Laura Montecchio
Laura Montecchio

Laura Montecchio

PhD candidate


Laura joined King’s in October 2021. She holds a MA in International Journalism from Brunel University London and a MA in Gender Studies from University College Dublin (UCD); a Double BA degree in History from Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) and in German Studies from Université La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3).

Research interests

  • Radical Right Populism
  • Gender
  • Feminist theory
  • Comparative Politics in Western Europe

Doctoral research

Laura’s doctoral research focuses on exploring the paradox of elitism in radical right populist parties in France, Germany, and Italy, linked to gender-related issues, using feminist critical discourse analysis.  

PhD supervisors

Dr Anna Gwiazda and Dr Isabelle Hertner 

Latest publications

Montecchio, Laura (2021) Come i media italiani (non) parlano di violenza di genere. Albatros Il Filo, Nuove Voci, Roma, Italy