Roger Griffin
professor in modern history, Oxford Brookes University; author, Fascism: An Introduction to Fascist Studies

Roger Griffin is professor in modern history at Oxford Brookes University and has published over 100 publications on a wide range of phenomena relating to generic fascism and related forms of extremism, notably The Nature of Fascism (Pinter, 1991), Modernism and Fascism. The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (Palgrave, 2007), and Fascism: An Introduction to Fascist Studies (Polity, in Press).

In May 2011 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Leuven in recognition of his contribution to the international understanding of fascism, political religion, and racist extremism as responses to a secularizing modernity. His latest book is Terrorist’s Creed. Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning (Palgrave, 2012), and he is working on a study of the impact on history of how the way the human self is understood and its actual nature: Double Trouble: How Alter Egos Alter History (2019).