Paul Jackson


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Dr Paul Jackson specializes in the history of fascism and the extreme right, especially in Britain after 1945. He is also the curator of the Searchlight Archive at the university, which is one of the UK’s largest collections of material related to the recent history of extreme right groups.

He is editor of Bloomsbury’s book series A Modern History of Politics and Violence, and his most recent book is Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo (Bloomsbury, 2017).

His Twitter handle is @pnjackson101.


Anna Castriota; History

The Disintegration of the System: Far-Right Terrorism, Fascist Mysticism and Metapolitics.


Siobhan Hyland; History

Searchlight magazine's Anti-fascist campaign to uncover Second World War era war criminals living in Britain during the 1980s and 1990s.


Daniel Jones; History

British far right and anti-fascist media's construction of identity: Searchlight and Spearhead, 1964 - 1982.


Paul Stewart; History

Medmenham: Anglo-american photographic intelligence in the Second World War.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Dreaming of a National Socialist World: The World Union of National Socialists and the Tragic Vision of Transnational Neo-Nazism

Jackson, P., 8 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Fascism. p. 1-39 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


The Murder of Jo Cox MP: A Case Study in Lone Actor Terrorism

Jackson, P., 30 Mar 2019, The New Authoritarianism: Vol. 2: A Risk Analysis of the European Alt-Right Phenomenon. Ibidem Press, p. 149 169 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Conspiracy Theories and Neo-Nazism in the Cultic Milieu

Jackson, P. N., Dec 2018, Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion. Dyrendal, A., Robertson, D. & Asprem, E. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 461 28 p. (Brill handbooks on contemporary religion; vol. 17).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Conspiracy Theory

Discourse of the ‘Lone Wolf’: precarity and extremism in the transnational mythology of extreme right terror

Jackson, P., 2 Feb 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch


Activities 2014 2019

  • 3 Participating in a conference or workshop
  • 1 Work as a legal advisor, or provide testimony or statements as an expert witness
  • 1 Organising a training programme
  • 1 Seminar

Modern British Studies Beyond Boundaries

Paul Jackson (Participant)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch


Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers

Paul Jackson (Participant)
8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Extreme Right Aware Training Course

Paul Jackson (Organiser)
20 Sep 2019

Activity: Training ProgrammesOrganising a training programmeResearch

A Century of Radical Right Extremism

Paul Jackson (Participant)
15 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Public history and the British extreme right

Paul Nicholas Jackson (Speaker)
7 Feb 2017

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch