Kathleen Blee

Next Steps for Scholarship on Gender and the Far-Right

Center for Research on Extremism


This working paper considers the state of scholarship on gender and the far-right and suggests some next steps. I argue that scholars are ready--and obliged--to make bigger claims about gender and the far-right that can matter to the future of democratic societies. But making such claims requires us to do two things. We need to discard lines of scholarly inquiry that are becoming exhausted and focus on more promising directions. And we need to confront the conceptual and methodological dilemmas that plague many studies of gender and the far-right.