Paul’s research focuses primarily on the dynamics of neo-Nazi and other extreme right ideologies in the post-1945 period.
Paul’s career began with a PhD project that explored the history of radical and revolutionary ideologues in Britain during the First World War. This became a book, Great War Modernisms and The New Age Magazine, published in 2012.
Subsequently, Paul has focused on the history of the extreme right in Britain, especially since 1945. In 2017, he published a major study of a leading British neo-Nazi activist, Colin Jordan and Britain’s neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo.
Paul’s most recent book is Pride in Prejudice: Understanding Britain’s Extreme Right, published in 2022. This is an introductory text focused on the history and current dynamics of the many fascist and extreme right groups active in Britain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Looking to the future, Paul is interested in themes such as accelerationism and neo-Nazi activism in Britain and America, the history of emotions and the study of the extreme right, and how research in this field can contribute to wider efforts to challenge racism and promote multiculturalism.