In recent years, the threat from antidemocratic movements, ideologies, and politics around the globe has gained increased attention from scholars and researchers. Prominent fields of research addressing these challenges include far-right, radicalization, and extremism studies—yet these threats to democracy and justice also stem from the political center and from groups and individuals that appear on the left.

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) will host an interdisciplinary Conference on Supremacism and Authoritarianism, held virtually from December 5th – 7th, as a space for research that addresses the span of threats to democracy.

We encourage paper proposals from varied fields including right-wing and far-right studies, radicalization and extremism studies, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity studies, and social movement studies. Interested presenters can submit working paper and full panel proposals in the form of 500-word abstracts due by October 3rd. Submissions can be made via this Google Form.

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