Gender, religion and identity conundrums and the rise of populism and nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America
At a time of radical political and societal transformations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) & Latin America, the panel attempts to answer one key question: what role do gender, religion and identity discourses and legal reforms play in relation to the rise of populism and nationalism in CEE and Latin America? The panel would examine the intersections between populism, ‘femonationalism‘ (Bader 2018 & Farris 2013), feminist politics and religion in CEE (Kalmar 2018). The panel would also investigate how nationalists (including femo- and ethno-nationalists) and nativists contribute to, perpetuate, and participate in Othering discourses and extreme populist narratives targeting ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. Finally, the panel would consider the impact of discrimination and/or hate crimes onto individuals/groups in CEE & Latin America, as well as the socio-legal and political crises engendered by reforms affecting gender, religion and identity & their global repercussions.