Catherine Fieschi is director of the London-based research and advisory group Counterpoint. Counterpoint provides governments, NGOs and enlightened corporate actors with strategic advice on how cultural and social dynamics affect politics and policy-making. Prior to founding Counterpoint, Catherine led the London-based think tank Demos (2005-2008). Catherine holds a PhD in comparative political science from McGill University and is the author of In the Shadow of Democracy
(2008) and of numerous pamphlets and articles on extremism, populism, and identity politics and their impact on policy and politics. Her new book, Populocracy: the Tyranny of Authenticity and the Rise of Populism
(Agenda/Columbia University Press), is out in July 2019.