Jeff Hearn

Senior Professor, Gender Studies, and the Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK; Professor Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa.

He has published extensively on sociology, organisations and management, social policy, men, gender
relations, sexuality, violence, and cultural studies.


Ov Cristian Norocel

Postdoctoral researcher in political science and international relations at IS & IEE, Université
Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and CEREN, University of Helsinki , Finland.

He is a founding member of the Nordic Association for the Study of Men and Masculinities, who specialises in research on masculinity and populism of the political right, with an emphasis on cross-cultural analysis.


Niels Spierings

Assistant professor of political and gender sociology, at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). Local LGBT activist & president of the Dutch Society for Women’s Studies.

Academic focus on gender, politics, social media, and Islam. He has an extensive record of (European) cross-cultural research, including editing a special issue on gender and populism.


Marina Hughson (Blagojević)

Scientific Counselor/Research Professor at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade, Serbia.

She is a sociologist, gender scholar and international gender expert and has done research and published extensively on sociology of gender, gender regimes at the semiperiphery, migrations and interethnic relations, misogyny, gender equality policies, and also on men and masculinity aspects of transnationalizations.