Gender/anti-gender and ‘Urban feminism’

In the past decade, we have witnessed the rise of xenophobic (anti gender) movements in the public sphere in Europe and beyond.  At the same time, there has been a resurgence of mass transnational feminist mobilizations, some of which have successfully pushed governments to reconsider or even revoke anti-democratic legislation. 

In this project (or line of research), we analyze the gender/anti gender movements’ dynamics, gender and feminist identities, as well as gendered policies such as urban feminism or urban feminist policies.  Comparative case studies and mixed methods research are used. 

The normative goal is to investigate the characteristics of these mass feminist movements and how they utilize and understand frames conducive to an inclusive democratic society. Such an undertaking is thus not only timely but also urgent if we wish to challenge rising anti-democratic forces.