Political Masculinities - Network

This network welcomes researchers from all cultures and academic disciplines interested in the field of political masculinities.

We hope to continue the interdisciplinary discussions on political masculinities held at the conferences in Landau, Vienna and Cambridge in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

On these websites we will publish information on research on political masculinities, publications, projects and requests for cooperation.


We are proud to announce the merger of the "Political Masculinities" network with the Uppsala network on "Men in Politics".

As both are concerned with very similar issues of masculinity and politics, we have joined forces in order to increase the cooperation between researchers in the field.


Projects & Work in Progress:

  • We would like to draw your attention to the Turkish “Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities” (ICSM) and their online journal. This an independent and self-funded collaboration founded in 2013, which consists of activists and researchers from diverse fields such as sociology, psychology, literature, political sciences, and media studies in Turkey. It aims to serve as a hub for researchers of masculinities, advancing in the field opened by feminism, LGBTQ and gender studies and activism in cooperation with each of them.

The Initiative, other than organizing workshops, also publishes an online journal. Masculinities Journal (http://www.masculinitiesjournal.org/) is being published biannually. Any contribution from researchers on political masculinities would be much appreciated.


  • We would like to thank all our keynote speakers and participants for their wonderful contributions to the

International Summer School

"Political Masculinities in Europe: New Defitionions, Methods and Approaches"

 for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers, 20-24 August 2018 at Landau University

 See summer school website on the left for details.


  • We are currently planning our next conference, which is scheduled for 2019 and will probably take place at Greenwich University, London.
  • Also, we would  like to thank the participants of our most recent conference

    Political Masculinities and Populism - Conference from 1-3 December, 2017

    and the organising team at Landau University for making the conference a success.

    Please see "Conference "Political Masculinities and Populism" on the left for the conference programme.


  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue: Gendering Memory

    Deadline: 19 August 2018 (click here for further information)

  • International Research Network RENGOO

    Focusing on Gender, Masculinity, Antisemitism and Orientalism. Homepage: www.rengoo.net

  • Completed Project at the University of Dresden, Germany: Metzler Handbook of Masculinity Studies (co-edited by Stefan Horlacher, Bettina Schötz and Wieland Schwanebeck)
  • Other Past Projects at the University of Dresden (click here)
  • PhD thesis on radical right masculinities (Ov Cristian Norocel, Dr. Soc. Sci.; University of Helsinki, Finland) www.norocel.eu
  • "Critical approaches to masculinities: coloniality, neoliberlaism, globalization" at the "Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales"

    Program: http://www2.univ-paris8.fr/RING/spip.php?article2961

   Contact and official page: http://www.ehess.fr/fr/enseignement/enseignements/2013/ue/880/