The newly launched Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is now accepting fellows applications. IRMS is committed to exposing and challenging common narratives that provide shelter to male supremacist movements, advancing new theoretical understandings and practical analyses of contemporary threats, and providing resources for media and activists to improve their ability to challenge male supremacism and misogyny.
This opportunity is for those who are actively engaged in researching male supremacist groups; connections between male supremacism and white supremacism, anti-semitism, and/or religious nationalism (for example, Christian or Hindu nationalist movements); and the attendant dangers male supremacism poses to historically marginalized and vulnerable populations. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who have research experience on male supremacist and misogynist movements such as Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW), Involuntary Celibates (Incels), Men’s Rights Activists (MRA), Pick-up Artists (PUA), The Red Pill, or related movements such as the Alt-Right. Research on male supremacism and misogyny in any region of the globe is welcome.
Both academics and independent researchers are encouraged to apply.
Why Become an IRMS Fellow:
As an IRMS fellow, you will receive research, media, and publication support from the Institute’s founders. IRMS will also support fellows in protecting their data security, a significant concern in conducting research on movements with the potential for harassment or violence. In its first year, IRMS aims to help researchers focused on male supremacism to identify audiences for their work, advance their research and writing through blog posts and long-form publications, and to promote their engagement with the media and activists. Fellows will benefit from being connected to a network of scholars engaged in research on male supremacism.
Applicants should have:
- A record of having conducted substantial research on male supremacism or a closely related field;
- A research agenda that engages directly with the topic of male supremacism;
- A focused research project with clearly identified publication and/or organizing goals.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A brief cover letter expressing your past experience and future goals as related to the Institute’s mission;
- A curriculum vitae;
- A research sample of written work that demonstrates your expertise on the subject of understanding male supremacism and misogyny (this can be a working paper).
- Please put “IRMS Fellowship Application” in the subject line of your email
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions about the application process should be directed to: email@example.com