Database of Researchers in the Field of Political Masculinities

Name Affiliation Topic(s)
Ahlbäck, Anders Post-doc researcher History Dept. of Åbo Akademi University Finland Militarism, conscription and ethnicity in Finland
Antic Gaber, Milica

University of Ljubljana


Equal opportunity policies, Gender quotas in politics, Gender and violence, political masculinities in contemporary Slovene politics

Bishop, Elizabeth

Assistant Professor of Modern Arab History

Texas State University

Dept. of History

San Marcos, TX


Bjarnegård, Elin 

Associate Professor at the Department of Government, Uppsala University in Sweden

masculinities in armed conflict, male-dominated political networks, gender aspects of political violence, and on the over-representation of  men
Brunotte, Ulrike Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender and Diversity & the Department of Literature and Art at the Maastricht University The Netherlands Constructions of masculinities in colonial transfer Race, masculinity and religion Antisemitism, homophobia and masculinity Male-bonding discourse in the Second Wilhelmine Kaiserreich and national socialism Rituals of masculinity The crisis of masculinity discourse Theories of masculinity and queer theory
Burrell, Stephen

Postgraduate Researcher, Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK

Work with men and boys to prevent men's violence against women
Cetin, Berfin Emre Research Assistant Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication Beytepe Campus Ankara Turkey Paramilitary masculinities in Turkey
Coladonato, Valerio Ph.D. candidate in the Film Studies Programme at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Italy Masculinity and globalization in contemporary cinema.
Eliyanah, Evi PhD Candidate
School of Culture, History & Language
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
The Australian National University
Emig, Rainer Chair of English Literary and Cultural Studies at Leibniz University Hanover Germany Masculinities and war (Post-)Colonial masculinities Homosexuality
Ellerbrock, Dagmar Professor of History at Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Department of Research on Education) Berlin Germany Citizenship, gunrights and masculinity in Germany

Friebel, Harry

Professor of Sociology at the University of Hamburg.
Member of the expert committee “Boys” in the National Forum on Men in Germany

Hegemonial and non-hegemonial masculinities in context with Gender equality
Geva, Dorit Assistant Professor and M.A. Director at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the Central European University Hungary
Conscription Citizenship France United States New Right

Gíslason, Ingólfur V.

Associate professor in sociology
University of Iceland
phone: +354 5254282

Fatherhood, fathers in popular culture, men and violence, paternity
leave, gender and initiation rituals

Greif, Philippe

PhD Candidate, Institute of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München



Social Inequality and Intersectionality

PhD Thesis: Constructions of masculinity of local youths in french banlieues

Haar, Maleen van der Postdoctoral researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands Dutch politics with regard to men and migration

Higate, Paul

Reader in Gender and Security

School for Sociology, Politics and International Studies

University of Bristol


Military and Militarised Masculinities, Undercover Policing and Masculinities

Hoegaerts, Josephine Postdoctoral Researcher Faculteit Letteren KU Leuven Belgium
Masculinity, citizenship and the Belgian Parliament
Holzner, Brigitte Lecturer and Trainer for peace keepers, University of Vienna Austria

Huis, Iris van

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Political Science

Radboud University


The Netherlands

Politics with regard to marginalized men, masculinities, intersectionality, migration, citizenship

Kersten, Anne

Doctoral Assistant

Dept. of Sociology

Universtaet Fribourg


Gender and Violence, Victim Status and Masculinities, Gendered Welfare State

Kimmel, Michael SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies / Executive Director at the center for the Study of Men and Masculinities / Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, NY USA
Masculinities on the extreme right wing
Löffler, Marion Lecturer of Political Science at University of Vienna Austria
Masculinity and the German state, nationalism, national socialism
Luyt, Russell Head of Department Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling University of Greenwich UK
Social psychology of gendered citizenship Radicalisation of marginalised men

McDermott, Dr. Daragh

Deputy Head of Department and Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University

Prejudice towards gay men, gay men’s construction of masculinities, sexual minority psychology

Messerschmidt, James

Professor of Sociology & chair at the Departmant of Criminology / Women’s and gender Studies Program / University of Southern Maine USA
Presidential masculinities
Neumann, Birgit

Professor of English Literature

Dept. of English

Heinric-Heine Universitaet Duesseldorf



Masculinities in Global Contexts,

Post/Colonial Masculinities, Sexuality and Orientalism

Nieminen, Jiri

Post-doctoral researcher; University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, gender,







Performativities of Male Politicians,Theory of Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities Social Media and Gendered Practices
Norocel, Ov Christian Doctor of Social Sciences / University of Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm University Sweden Masculinities, femininities and the identity performative in the political context Populist radical right from an intersectional perspective Gender and ideologies Political parties and gendered leadership in a comparative perspective
Özbay, Cenk Assistant Professor at School of Applied Disciplines Bogazici University Istanbul Turkey
Masculinities andsexualities, neoliberalism, urban culture
Saarenmaa, Laura Research Fellow School of Communication, Media and Theatre CMT Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication COMET University of Tampere Finland
Media representations of Finnish male politicians
Sauer, Birgit Professor of Political Science Dept. of Political Science University of Vienna Austria Gender and governance, democracy and difference, comparative gender policies, gender-based violence and emotions in politics and policies
Scheele, Sebastian Ph.D. at the Interdisciplinary Center for Women’s and Gender Studies of the Technical University of Berlin Germany Masculinity in (pro)feminist social movements, in particular to the concept “allies” Equal opportunities policy and strategy Antifeminism
Schwanebeck, Wieland Assistant Lecturer at the Department of English Literary Studies at Dresden University of Technology Germany
Gender & Masculinity Studies Impostors and Con Men
Stachowitsch, Saskia Elise-Richter-Fellow (FWF Austrian Science Fund) Department of Political Science University of Vienna Austria
Military masculinity in the private security sector
Starck, Kathleen Professor of Cultural Studies at the English Department of the University of Koblenz & Landau - Campus Landau Germany Cold War Masculinities Masculinity and nationalism
Streicher, Ruth
PhD Candidate, Political Sciences Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies Freie Universität, Berlin Germany Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies Regional Focus: Southeast Asia PhD Thesis: Gendering Counterinsurgency in Southern Thailand
Swanton, Benjamin PhD Candidate, The University of Tasmania, Australia Intervention approaches to address men's violence against women
Tunc, Michael Stiftung Zentrum für Türkeistudien und Integrationsforschung (ZfTI) Institut an der Universität Duisburg-Essen Projekt "Praxisforschung für nachhaltige Entwicklung interkultureller Väterarbeit in NRW" Germany
Masculinity/fatherhood and politics with regard to ethnic and cultural diversity, migration, racism, intersectionality
Wielowiejski, Patrick

PhD Candidate at the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Masculinity and Nationalism, Queer Theory, Homonationalism, Far-right parties and movements

Wojnicka, Katarzyna

Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

men's social movements; fathers' rights movement, men and gender equality, men and physical violence

Zarkov, Dubravka Associate Professor in Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies/EUR The Netherlands
Violent conflict, sexual violence against men and women in war Media representations of (violated) male and female bodies