Institute for Research on Male Supremacism Intern

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is seeking a paid intern to support the work of the executive director approximately 5 hours/week. We are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in learning about and challenging male supremacist and misogynist mobilizations. The intern will work directly with the executive director providing support in a variety of areas as needs arise, including updating the website, social media, graphic design, editing/copyediting, fundraising, research, building bibliographies, blogging, and other tasks. The position is virtual, though being located in the Bay Area is a plus.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to contact@theirms.org.

Mentorship Program

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is accepting applications for emerging researchers on male supremacism who wish to participate in the institute’s mentorship program. 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. The mentorship program exists as part of our commitment to expanding strong research in this area.

This opportunity is for those who are beginning projects on subjects related to male supremacism and misogyny who would benefit from the expertise of researchers already conducting work in this field. The mentorship program is open to researchers at all levels of academia and independent researchers, and welcomes applications from both graduate students framing a thesis or dissertation project and established professors expanding into a new area of work.

Mentee applicants should plan on being actively engaged in researching and writing on the topic of male supremacist groups, connections between male supremacism and white supremacism, anti-semitism, and/or Christian nationalism, and the attendant dangers male supremacism poses to historically marginalized and vulnerable populations. We are particularly suited to mentor individuals studying misogynist movements including Involuntary Celibates (Incels), Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs), Pick-up Artists (PUAs), and The Red Pill. 

Why Become an IRMS Mentee:

As an IRMS mentee, you will benefit from being connected with a network of researchers conducting research on male supremacism and receive research, media, and publication support from the Institute’s founders and fellows (see our founders and current fellows here). IRMS will also support mentees in learning to protect their data security, a significant concern in conducting research on movements with the potential for harassment or violence. Mentees will have the opportunity to write for the IRMS blog and learn about conducting public-facing research.

Mentee status will be reviewed annually, with the potential to be offered another year in the program or to become an IRMS fellows, as deemed appropriate regarding research progress.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials to contact@theirms.org

  • A brief cover letter expressing your past experience and future goals as related to the Institute’s mission;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A 500-750 word project proposal that clearly outlines the area of study, project goals, and identifies its audience;
  • Contact information for 1-2 references.
  • Please put “IRMS Mentorship Application” in the subject line of your email

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Become an IRMS Fellow

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is currently 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. We also aim to support fellows with digital security needs due to the nature of this type of work.

Fellow Qualifications:

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 contact@theirms.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.