Call for Papers: Conference on Right Wing Studies/Conference for Research on Male Supremacism

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies (CRWS) and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism are pleased to announce a general call for papers for a joint conference. The 2nd annual Conference on Right-Wing Studies and Inaugural Conference for Research on Male Supremacism will take place August 5-7, 2020 in Berkeley, CA. Papers on all topics related to the Right as a social, political, or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day are welcome. In addition, there will be a special conference track dedicated to the burgeoning area of research on male supremacism.

Participants will have the rare opportunity to join an expanding network of scholars who conduct research on the right-wing and on male supremacism, facilitating the development of this interdisciplinary field and future collaborations that emerge from these connections. In 2019, we welcomed over 80 presenters from North America, South America, and Europe to Berkeley for the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. (To view the schedule of papers from the prior conference, click here.) This year’s conference will open with an optional full-day digital security training for researchers working in vulnerable areas.

We invite proposals for panels and paper presentations from  faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and others whose work addresses the study of the Right. Individual paper proposals should consist of a title and 500 word abstract. Panel proposals should include a title and a 500 word panel abstract, as well as titles and brief abstracts for all papers; discussants and chairs are welcome, but not mandatory. Paper and panel proposals should be submitted here. Both are due by February 10th, 2020.

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is an interdisciplinary academic center uniting scholars from different fields, departments, and methodologies based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism is a new organization that brings together experts from both inside and outside of academia to analyze and expose the dangers of misogynist ideology and mobilization. For more information, send an email to, or visit the CRWS website at or the IRMS website at