Alani Sweezy

Research Fellow

Alani Sweezy is a 2019 Rotary International Scholar and graduated from the University of Oxford in 2021 with an MPhil in Politics – Comparative Government. Her primary research focus includes democratic stability, democratic breakdown, political parties and far-right movements and right-wing populism. Her graduate research thesis examined mainstream party responses to far-right populism in advanced democracies. Alani holds a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University. Her Honours thesis focused on how mainstream parties in the United States contribute to the breakdown of democracy.

Outside of her coursework at Oxford, Alani is a co-host for a podcast that discusses the intersections of politics, pop culture and feminism.

Languages: English, French