GoingDigital!_PNL2: “Religion, Anti-Gender Mobilization and Radical Right Populism”

3rd September, 9 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. / 12 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. (GMT +2)
Panel Chair: Manuela Caiani
Link to the virtual room (panel A): https://meet.google.com/nbv-nqbm-keh
Link to the virtual room (panel B): https://meet.google.com/nrv-oank-qhy


The “gender ideology” frame, concocted at the heart of the Vatican, has been used to unite the radical right, as a call to arms to protect and champion a nationalist, ultraconservative vision of a heteropatriarchal society. The global rise of the anti-gender movement has shown the vast resources and capacity of religious actors in innovating frames, discourses as well as repertoires of action to combat gender and LGBTQ equality, sexual and reproductive rights of women, health and civic education — to name only a few issues of contention. Different Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox networks have used the global dimension and dispersion of religion to create a new transnational radical right movement. The two panels focus on the entanglements of religion and radical right populism with anti-gender mobilization, respectively.

Panel A – Religion and Anti-Gender Movements
H: 9 – 9.20
Anja Hennig (European University Viadrina), Uniting the Religious and the Political Right: Political Genderphobia in Polarized Poland
Discussant: Eszter Kováts (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)

H: 9.20 – 9.40
Janaína Rocha (University of Malta), Anti-Gender Mobilization: Christian Conservatism and a Project of Society
Discussant: Isobel Squire (Malmö University)

H: 9.40 – 10
José Barrera Blanco (Complutense University of Madrid), LGBTQ Religious Responses to Anti-Gender Conservatism: the Case of an ‗Ecumenical Rainbow Community‘ in Madrid

H: 10 – 10:20
Danica Igrutinović (Singidunum University), Gender Troubles of the Serbian Orthodox Church

H: 10.20 – 10:40
Sarah-Jane Page and Pam Lowe (Aston University), Anti-abortion Activism, “Buffer Zones” and Feminist Counter-demonstrations: Understanding the Contemporary Dynamics of Activism around Abortion in the UK
Discussant: Anna Lavizzari (Scuola Normale Superiore)

H: 10:40 – 11:15

Q&A and final discussion

Panel B – Anti-Gender Movements and Radical Right Populism
H: 12 – 12:20
Malte Breiding Hansen (Lund University), Between Two Ills: Homonationalism, Anti-Gender Campaigns and the Case of Denmark

H: 12:20 –12:40
Maja Gergorić (University of Zagreb), The Anti-Gender Movement in Strategic Interaction: an Analysis of Croatia and Portugal
Discussant: Tanja Vučković Juroš (Université catholique de Louvain)

H: 12:40 – 13
Maria Ligia Elias and Denise Maria Mantovani (São Paulo University, University of Brasília), “Gender Ideology” in Brazilian 2018 Presidential Elections
Discussant: Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)

H: 13 –13:20
Ugo Gaudino (University of Kent), Gender Chauvinism: How the Radical Right Hijacks Women and LGBTQ Rights
Discussant: Eva Svatonova (Aarhus University)

H: 13:20 – 13:40
Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University, Warsaw University), An Opportunistic Synergy: Conceptualizing the Relation Between Populism and Gender
Discussant: Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)

H: 13:40 – 14:15
Q&A and Wrap-Up

Participation to the panel is free (no fee).