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Dr. Gefjon Off

Dr. Gefjon Off is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Her research interests include political behavior and gender and politics, with a particular focus on antifeminism and radical right voting. In 2023, she defended her PhD on "Contested Feminism: Backlash and the Radical Right" at Gothenburg University."

Much research has established that radical right parties tend to act as anti-feminist actors, opposing feminist policy proposals, but also instrumentalise certain feminist policy goals for their own objectives. Research is more inconclusive about the gender values of radical right voters. Does feminism even matter to these voters? If so, what are their stances? In my recently published article, I use interviews with radical right voters to investigate these questions. In recent years and across various democracies, the rise of the radical right and its implications for women’s and LGBTQI+ rights have become increasingly important. A growing group of people are voting for these often openly anti-feminist parties. While much research shows that these voters are most strongly motivated by …