This network welcomes researchers from all cultures and academic disciplines interested in the field of political masculinities.

We hope to continue the interdisciplinary discussions on political masculinities held at the conferences in Landau, Vienna and Cambridge in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

On these websites we will publish information on research on political masculinities, publications, projects and requests for cooperation.

If you are interested in research related to political masculinities, are conducting projects, organizing conferences or have recently published in this field, we would like to encourage you to share this information on our website.

Please contact us at: starck[at]


POSTPONED TO 2021, due to the public health situation.

The new date will be announced some time during the second half of 2020.

Two-Day Workshop "Political Masculinities as an Analytical Category"

to be held

25-26 June 2020

at University of Greenwich and Queen Mary University of London


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

James Messerschmidt, University of Southern Maine, USA

Jeff Hearn, Örebro University, Sweden

Melody Valdini, Portland State University, USA

Nikki van der Gaag (independent consultant & writer, Oxford UK)



Organizers: Elin Bjarnegård (Uppsala University, Sweden), Rainbow Murray (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Russell Luyt (University of Greenwich, UK) and Kathleen Starck (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany



This two-day workshop represents a novel attempt to bring together different approaches to and understandings of “men in politics” and “political masculinities”. We expect substantial synergies to emerge from the dialogue between these two approaches – in which we can anchor the concept of “masculinity” as an analytical category and tool within the field of political analysis.



Call for Papers -Political Masculinities
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