Database of Researchers in the Field of Political Masculinities

Ahlbäck, Anders
Post-doc researcher
History Dept. of Åbo Akademi University
Militarism, conscription and ethnicity in Finland
Antic Gaber, Milica

Professor of Sociology

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


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

Paramilitary masculinities in Turkey
Coladonato, Valerio
Ph.D. candidate in the Film Studies Programme at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"

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
Masculinities and war
(Post-)Colonial masculinities
Ellerbrock, Dagmar

Professor of History at
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Department of Research on Education)

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

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

Masculinity, citizenship and the Belgian Parliament
Holzner, Brigitte

Lecturer and Trainer for peace keepers, University of Vienna

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

Masculinities on the extreme right wing
Löffler, Marion
Lecturer of Political Science at University of Vienna

Masculinity and the German state, nationalism, national socialism
Luyt, Russell
Head of Department
Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling
University of Greenwich

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

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
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

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

Media representations of Finnish male politicians
Sauer, Birgit
Professor of Political Science
Dept. of Political Science
University of Vienna
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
Masculinity in (pro)feminist social movements, in particular to the concept “allies”
Equal opportunities policy and strategy

Schwanebeck, Wieland
Assistant Lecturer at the Department of English Literary Studies at Dresden University of Technology

Gender & Masculinity Studies
Impostors and Con Men
Stachowitsch, Saskia
Elise-Richter-Fellow (FWF Austrian Science Fund)
Department of Political Science
University of Vienna

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
Cold War Masculinities
Masculinity and nationalism
Streicher, Ruth
PhD Candidate, Political Sciences
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Freie Universität, Berlin

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"

Masculinity/fatherhood and politics with regard to ethnic and cultural diversity, migration, racism, intersectionality
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