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2021 Joint Conference on Right-Wing Studies and Research on Male Supremacism

Monday-Friday, May 10-14, 2021

Join us for the 3rd annual Conference on Right-Wing Studies, held jointly with the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and the Conference for Research on Male Supremacism. This virtual conference brings together researchers focused on the right-wing and male supremacism for five days of panels, networking events, training sessions, and keynote speakers.

Over the course of five days, 60 presenters from the Americas, Europe, and Australia will present on their ongoing research into various aspects of right-wing and supremacist ideologies and movements. Topics under the category of right-wing studies include online mobilization, intellectuals and ideology, violence and terrorism, identity and emotion, pop culture and gaming, branding and marketing, white supremacism and its intersections, youth and campuses, funding, and more.

The conference will also include digital security training, discussion of the emotional toll of this work, social hours, and keynote panels on significant contemporary topics and threats.

For more information, click here.

Joint Conference on Right-Wing Studies & Research on Male Supremacism

Tuesday, August 4 - Thursday, August 6, 2020 

This virtual conference brought together researchers focused on the right-wing and male supremacism for three days of panels, networking events, training sessions, and keynote speakers. More information about the conference is available here.

An add-on digital security preconference training tailored to researchers whose subject matter increases vulnerability and risk, given by an expert from Equality Labs, preceded the main conference on Monday, August 3 | 9:00am - 2:00pm PT

Sponsored by Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies


Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

April 25-27, 2019

UC Berkeley

This interdisciplinary conference featured dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.  Participants had the rare opportunity to join an expanding network of scholars who focus on right-wing studies, facilitating the development of this interdisciplinary field and future collaborations that emerge from these connections.

keynote panel of experts, who weighed in on the current state of the far right in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, opened the conference on Thursday, April 25, from 4:00-6:00 pm in Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley, followed by a reception. On Friday, April 26, from 5:00-7:00pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall, there was a film screening and discussion of “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville.” 

For the complete program and a link to a video of the keynote panel, click here.


Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Friday, April 21, 2017

UC Berkeley

This one-day symposium focused on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump from perspectives including legal, historical, sociological, and policy analysis. Our aim was to begin academic conversations and develop analyses of how the Trump administration and the movement and ideology it represents relate to social, economic and political transformations in the United States and around the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions spoke on implications and effects of the administration's foreign and domestic policies, as well as the legal questions surrounding its agenda.

To view the conference agenda or view video of the conference, click here.


Fractures, Alliances and Mobilizations in the Age of Obama: Emerging Analyses of the "Tea Party Movement"

Friday, October 22, 2010

UC Berkeley

This conference brought together leading scholars, along with several journalists and political commentators, to discuss and debate the emergence and implications of the "Tea Party Movement" in the wake of Obama's election.  Much has been made of the Tea Party Movement in the media however there is little, if any, scholarship on it. This conference, which featured historians, political scientists, sociologists, and race and gender scholars, was intended to begin to fill this gap. 

Key questions that the conference addressed include: Is the "Tea Party Movement" (TPM) a new social movement, an emerging political party, a media-driven construction, or something else?  What are the origins, ideology, and constituencies of the TPM and how were they formed? What is the relationship between the TPM and the Right, especially the GOP, in the U.S., and what role will the TPM play in shaping the 2010 and future elections?  How do race, class and gender factor into the TPM's message and membership?  How are TPM activists tapping into and/or managing the populist, libertarian, and radical currents on the Right, as well as fear, anger and resentment among segments of the American public?  What significance does the TPM hold for the future of American politics?

To view the conference agenda, read the conference proceedings, or view video of the conference, click here.

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