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Jordan McSwiney

Former Research Fellow

Jordan McSwiney is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the far right and their use of technology, as well as political party organisation and Australian politics. Jordan's research has been published in Information, Communication & Society and the Australian Journal of Political Economy.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow

Research Group "Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere"

15 June - 14 September 2020


Ph.D. thesis + publications on Australian far-right parties, with focus on use of social media for the purposes of party organisation and election campaigning. Also working on project analysing the 'Alt-Tech' movement, an alternative far-right digital support infrastructure.


McSwiney, J. (Forthcoming). The Australian far right: recruitment and mobilization on Facebook. In, M. Devries, J. Bessant & R. Watts (Eds.), Rise of the far right: Technologies of recruitment and mobilization. Rowman & Littlefield.

McSwiney, J. (2020). Social networks and digital organisation: far right parties at the 2019 Australian federal election. Information, Communication & Society, 1-18.


Twitter: jordan_mcswiney

University of Sydney, Australien