Alexis Chapelan is a current PhD candidate, enrolled in a joint international PhD programme at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) and the University of Bucharest (Romania). In 2019, he graduated with a Master of Political Science degree with a concentration in political theory from the École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He also holds a position as a teaching assistant at the University of Bucharest. He is mainly interested in exploring the intersection of intellectual history/history of ideas and sociolinguistics, applied to a broad array of research objects such as political extremism, far-right ideologies, hate speech, conspiracy theories and populism. His doctoral thesis draws on the Begriffsgeschichte and semantic history approaches, and undertakes a genealogical survey of the concept of “culture wars” from the 19th century to present-day debates. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Transatlantic Studies, The Romanian Review of Political Sciences and International Relations or Studia Politica, or in collective research volumes in Romania and Sweden. In addition, he is a member of the DiscourseNet network, of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR).