The worldwide networks of ultraconservative movements
Dr. Massimo Prearo (Research Associate, Research Center Politics and Theory of Sexuality, University of Verona)
Dr. Katharina Hajek (Research Associate, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Koblenz-Landau)
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Korolczuk (Associate Professor of Sociology at Södertörn University Stockholm and at the Center for American Studies, University of Warsaw)
Moderated by Annalisa Camilli (Journalist, Internazionale)
Dr. Massimo Prearo is a political scientist, member, and scientific coordinator of the research center PoliTeSse – Politics and Theories of Sexuality at the University of Verona (Italy). He has already published in the field of LGBTQI+ movements studies: Le moment politique de l’homosexualité. Mouvements, identités et communautés en France (PUL, 2014) and La fabbrica dell’orgoglio. Una genealogia dei movimenti LGBT (Edizioni ETS, 2015). With Sara Garbagnoli, he co-authored La croisade anti-gender. Du Vatican aux manifs pour tous (Textuel, 2017, also available in Italian at Kaplan, 2018). His new book, L’ipotesi neocattolica. Politologia dei movimenti anti-gender (Mimesis, 2020), will soon be published in French.
Dr. Katharina Hajek is a research associate and lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Koblenz-Landau. She was a research associate and lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, a visiting researcher at York University/Toronto and a visiting scholar at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, ZIFG at TU Berlin. She also did research on the political representation of women, funded by the Anniversary fund of the City of Vienna for the Austrian Academy of Science and taught at several universities in Austria and Germany. In her dissertation (Familie und Biopolitik, Campus 2020) she asked about the biopolitical aspects of German family policy. She writes about family policy and social reproduction, political representation and democracy, and the gender politics of the New Right in Austria and Germany.
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Korolczuk is an Associate professor in sociology, working at Södertörn University in Stockholm and at the American Studies Center, Warsaw University. Her research interests involve social movements, civil society and gender and currently she studies civil society elites in Europe in a project sponsored by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Her most recent publications include the co-authored volume Women’s Rebellion. Black Protests and Women’s Strikes, published by European Solidarity Centre in 2019 (with Beata Kowalska, Jennifer Ramme and Claudia Snochowska-Gonzalez) and a monograph co-authored with Agnieszka Graff Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment (Routledge 2021). Korolczuk is also longtime women’s and human rights activist and a commentator.
Annalisa Camilli is an Italian journalist born in Rome in 1980. She worked for Associated Press and Rai News 24 before moving to Internazionale magazine in 2007, where she writes narrative reportage. Her articles have been translated by Politico, Open Democracy and The New Humanitarian. In 2017 he received the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award for his research La barca senza nome, in 2019 the Cristina Matano Prize for Journalism and in 2020 the Saverio Tutino Prize for Journalism. In 2019, she won the Concordia Prize for Press Freedom with a consortium of European journalists. Camilli wrote La legge del mare (Rizzoli, 2019) about the campaign to criminalise NGOs in the Mediterranean, finalist for the 2020 Leogrande Prize and the 2020 Premio Estense.