Workshop “Populism, Gender and Religion: Tensions and Entanglements”

Università di Bergamo,
4-5 Dicembre 2019

The workshop aims to explore the complex intersections between extreme-right populism, gender and religion. Together with the rise of extreme-right and the populist discourse, scholarly  attention to the topic has been flourishing in the last years. Accurate empirical research and rigorous theorizations built solid literature and nourished the burgeoning academic debate. With the relevant exception of some excellent research, though, less attention has been paid to the role of religion in populism – as a politicized tenet of people’s identity, for example, or in terms of charisma. Likewise, mainstream analyses of populism often marginalized the gender aspect – in terms of populist gendered representation, for example, or in terms of populism supporters.

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