Dr Katy Brown


Dr Katy Brown (she/her) is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University. Her research focuses on the mainstreaming of the far right, centring principally on the role that mainstream actors play in normalising far-right discourse.

Her current project examines media reporting on the far right across Ireland, France, Italy and the UK. By analysing broadsheet coverage of these groups and interviewing journalists, the aim is to co-create guidelines for ethical reporting which counters rather than normalises far-right politics.

Katy completed her PhD at the University of Bath in 2023, where she looked at the mainstreaming of the far right during the Brexit referendum. She has published articles on the topics of mainstreaming, far-right discourse and populism, and she has a forthcoming book in the Cambridge University Press Elements series on combining different forms of discourse analysis.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 Katy Brown (2024) 'New opportunities for discourse studies: combining Discourse Theory, Critical Discourse Studies and Corpus Linguistics'. Journal of Language and Politics, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Katy Brown; Aurelien Mondon; Aaron Winter (2023) 'The far right, the mainstream and mainstreaming: towards a heuristic framework'. Journal of Political Ideologies, 28 (2):162-179. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Katy Brown; Aurelien Mondon (2021) 'Populism, the media, and the mainstreaming of the far right: The Guardian’s coverage of populism as a case study'. POLITICS, 41 (3):279-295. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Katy Brown (2020) 'When Eurosceptics become Europhiles: far-right opposition to Turkish involvement in the European Union'. IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER, 27 (6):633-654. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Katy Brown; Aurelien Mondon; Aaron Winter (2021) '‘I’m not “racist” but’: Liberalism, Populism and Euphemisation in the Guardian' In: Capitalism's Conscience. Chicago : Pluto Press. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]

Review Articles

Year Publication
2023 Katy Brown (2023) Review of Giorgos Katsambekis's 'Mainstreaming Authoritarianism'. [Review Articles] [Full-Text]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2022 Katy Brown; Aurelien Mondon (2022) 'The role of the media in the mainstreaming of the far right' IPPR Progressive Review, 29 (2) . [DOI] [Full-Text]
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