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. Miranda Christou
Dr Jessica White
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!