Nathaniël Kunkeler is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), at the University of Oslo. Their current research project concerns violent transnational far-right networks in the Netherlands and the Nordic countries, and the particular role of military and paramilitary volunteers in interwar north-western Europe. Their PhD thesis was on myth-making practices and respectability in Swedish and Dutch fascism in the 1930s, published in 2021 as a monograph, Making Fascism in Sweden and the Netherlands: Myth-Creation and Respectability, 1931–40. They have published articles on various aspects of the Swedish and Dutch far right, including political culture, discourses, transnationalism, organisation, and military volunteers.
Military and paramilitary volunteers
Anti-Bolshevism & counter-revolution
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2023. “The Swedish Brigade: From National Romantic Heroes to European Counter-Revolutionaries?” European History Quarterly, 53 (1): 88–114.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2022. “A Dietsland Empire? The International and Transnational Dimensions of Dutch Fascism and the NSB, 1922-42.” Locus: Revista de História, 28 (2): 124–45.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël, and Martin Kristoffer Hamre. 2022. “Conceptions and Practices of International Fascism in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, 1930-40.” Journal of Contemporary History: 1–23.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2021. Making Fascism in Sweden and the Netherlands: Myth-Creation and Respectability, 1931-40. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2021. “Organising National Socialism: Nazi Organisation in Sweden and the Netherlands, 1931-1939.” Contemporary European History, 30 (3): 351–65.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2019. “Sven Olov Lindholm and the Literary Inspirations of Swedish Fascism.” Scandinavian Journal of History, 44 (1): 77–102.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2018. “Narratives of Decline in the Dutch National Socialist Movement, 1931-1945.” The Historical Journal, 61 (1): 205–25.
Kunkeler, Nathaniël. 2016. “The Evolution of Swedish Fascism: Self-Identification and Ideology in Interwar Sweden.” Patterns of Prejudice, 50 (4)–5: 378–97.