CARR’s Gender Research Unit (GRU)
The CARR Gender Research Unit (GRU) aims to address and explore the conceptual issues around gender, sexuality, and the far right. Using a variety of perspectives and approaches, members fo the Gender Research Unit interrogate the ways that gender, sexuality, race, and other markers of identity inform and affect far-right ideologies and organizations. Members explore questions about the role of women in far-right movements, interrogate how masculinity and femininty drive far-right ideology, and incorporate historical, sociological, anthropological, psychological, linguistic, computational, and communication-focused perspectives in the analysis of the power of gender in far-right recruitment, mobilization, coalition building, and persistence. The role of GRU is to explore questions about the far right from a gender-focused lens, particularly in regard to its intersections with racial, national, and ethnic identity.
Dr John E. Richardson
Dr. Miranda Christou
Dr. Eviane Leidig
Dr. Natalie James
Dr. Roland Clark
GRU News & Activities
The GRU was established in July 2020. It convenes bi-quarterly meetings to engage in conversations with other GRU members and to discuss various projects and goals of the organization. At the end of the year, the GRU will release a Year-in-Review report/zine, providing a review of recent works, significant events, and commentary by our fellows in regard to gender and extremism in 2020. Other projects in progress include a syllabus project, aiming for a special issue of a journal, and other ongoing projects. Contact GRU head Dr. Julia DeCook to learn more.
For Prospective and/or Current CARR Fellows
Interested in joining GRU? Please contact GRU Head, Dr. Julia DeCook!