Audrey Gagnon

PhD student in Political Science
Concordia University

Award-winning publicationFar-right Framing Processes on Social Media: The Case of the Canadian and Quebec Chapters of Soldiers of Odin

Published in: Canadian Review of Sociology


In recent years, right-wing extremist groups have been gaining visibility in Canada. Considering the Canadian context of openness to multiculturalism and immigration, how do these groups advance their claims to attract new members? Is their discourse adapted to the particular context of the province in which they take root? Audrey Gagnon sought to answer these questions by analyzing the rhetoric of the Québec and Canadian chapters of the Soldiers of Odin based on the information they share on their Facebook pages. Her study shows that extreme right-wing groups negotiate their self-representations by using significant cultural elements in their respective contexts.