My activities include regular commentary for media.


Here are some recent research activities.

Recent research visits: 

  • 1–5 October 2018: University of Lund, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, conversation with Spyros A. Sofos on Rethinking Populism from Hungary to the Middle East, 2 October 2018.
  • 29 July – 2 August 2018: La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, workshop on Agnes Heller.
  • 18–26 July 2018: Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 9-20 June 2018: Summer School at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, and European Solidarity Centre and University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.


Visiting La Trobe University in 2018, Emilia Palonen gave the Thesis Eleven Annual Lecture on Populism and Democracy in Contemporary Europe.

Palonen has also delivered keynote lectures on Rethinking and Researching Populism: the Case of Hungary at Provinzialising Populism conference at Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 3 September 2018; and on Populism on the Loose: From Demography to Democracy at The Aesthetics of Social Equality: Avant-Garde, Populisms and the People, conference at the Higher School of Economics, HSE, Moscow, 10 May 2018.

Palonen also contributed on populism and space, giving a talk at UVic’s Distinguished Downtown Lecture Series the The City Talks,: Space of Passions: Populism and the Politics of “Us” in the Urban Streetscapes of Europe, in at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 30 November 2017.