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Maeve Park

Project Mgr & Researcher
Groundswell Project UK

Meadhbh (Maeve) Park has been working in the area of Countering Violent Extremism and misogynist extremism for over two years, specializing in new forms of extremism that are emerging in the online space which specifically attract young men. She wrote a paper on the allure of the Proud Boys which was published in the book 'Male Supremacist in the United States, From Patriarchal Traditionalism to Misogynist Incels and the Alt Right' released by Routledge and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. She has also written about incels for GNET and her work has led her to research other related forms of extremism such as school shooter culture, extremist nihilism and post ideological violence. She has previously done work for Life After Hate, an American organisation helping people to exit the violent far-right and she now works for Groundswell Project UK where she delivers workshops on extremism to parents, teachers, law enforcement and students. She takes an empathetic and nuanced view on extremism as it relates to young people and focuses on creating more understanding and awareness of these issues and how they relate to society at large.

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Events featuring Maeve Park
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