Gendering the New Right-wing Populisms: A Research Note


  • Valentine M. Moghadam



Islamist movements, gender


Populism has become the subject of a large and growing literature but little is written about non-Western movements, and feminist scholars have yet to grapple with its gender dynamics, including its appeal to many women voters, and its gendered social consequences. In this research note, I briefly survey the literature and show how right-wing populist nationalism – a reaction to the ills of neoliberal capitalist globalization – is also found in Islamist movements. I call for an inclusive, progressive agenda that can appeal to and mobilize those who have been left behind.


Author Biography

Valentine M. Moghadam

Northeastern University


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How to Cite

Moghadam, V. M. (2018). Gendering the New Right-wing Populisms: A Research Note. Journal of World-Systems Research, 24(2), 293–303.



Symposium: Populisms in the World-System