Banner Viadrina

International Conference (2016)

sexstillsells_smaller ©Dana Krusche

Sex Still Sells. Paradoxical Right Wing Sexual Politics in Europe

International Conference at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, 19.10.2016) and Collegium Polonicum (Słubice, 20.10.2016).

In the past years right wing parties and organisations in most European countries managed to gain political weight. This conference examines their discourses, mobilisations and actors and inquires in which ways the sexual politics of the right have contributed to their success. Those politics appear paradoxical, because right wing actors organize campaigns against what they call "gender theory" that they denounce for destroying “family values”. They stand up against gay marriage and the equality of non-heterosexual-people, yet at the same time, they are also presenting liberal sexual and gender politics as a European or Western value in their anti-immigration discourses. The conference also presents and examines counter-discourses and critical theoretical approaches in order to determine useful analytical frameworks for dismantling right wing politics. European-wide research results, but also single country studies and analysis will be presented from EU-member states like France, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary and Czech Republic.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Ramme ( and Cornelia Möser (

Program (last update 18.10.2016)

Conference participation is free. Accomodation, board and travell need to be organized individually.

Information for your stay at the conference and in Frankfurt/Oder and Słubice can be found here.

Social Media - Facebook

With the kind support of Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin; European University Viadrina, German-Polish Literary and Cultural Relations and Gender Studies, Frankfurt (Oder); Research group Genre, Travail, Mobilités at the Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris (CNRS, UMR 7217), Paris, Viadrina Center for Graduate Studies, Frankfurt (Oder).

Logo gtm a utiliser small ©gtmVCGS ©VCGS cmb ©cmb

Matronat: Gleichstellungsbüro der Europa-Universität Viadrina

Gleichst-Logo-4C__365x ©Gleichstellungsbeauftragte EUV