Radboud University (Stichting Radboud Universiteit) (SRU), Netherlands


Mieke Verloo

Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and Non-Residential Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. She has extensive publications on gender equality policymaking in Europe, on gender mainstreaming and intersectionality, on gendered body politics, gendered knowledge politics, and on opposition to gender equality in Europe. A large part of her current work is on the complex relationship between democracy and gender+ equality.

Research Gate: Mieke VERLOO | Professor | PhD Policy Sciences | Research profile (researchgate.net)



Julia Pałejko 

Julia Pałejko is a Project Manager at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and Research Assistant at the University of Amsterdam. In the CCINDLE project she is responsible for WP7 (Management) and for specific tasks within Work Packages 1 and 3. She graduated from a Research Master’s in Social Sciences and holds a Ba in Sociology. Her interests include the relationship between gender and democracy in transitioning states as well as anti-gender campaigns and their role in politics in the Polish context. When living in Warsaw she was involved in activist work surrounding LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive health. 

University Helsinki (UH), Finland

Johanna Kantola 

Johanna Kantola (she/her) is Professor of European Societies and their Politics in the Centre for European Studies (CES) in the University Helsinki. Her current research centres on European integration, EU institutions and governance and especially the European Parliament. She studies the European Parliament’s political groups from the point of view of equality and democracy in the context of her European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant funded Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament’s party groups  EUGenDem project (2018-2023). She has researched extensively gender and politics in Europe, including gender equality policies in the EU and Finland.




Valentine Berthet  

Valentine Berthet is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for European Studies in the University of Helsinki. She obtained her Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Tampere University in 2022 and an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Kent in 2017. Her current research focuses on gender equality policies at the EU level and especially gendered violence and reproductive right issues in the European Parliament. She is also a member of the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant funded Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament’s party groups EUGenDem project. 


Twitter: @Vale_brt 


Central European University (CEU), Hungary

Andrea Krizsán 

Andrea Krizsan is Senior Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute and Professor at the Department of Public Policy and the Gender Studies Department of the Central European University Budapest/Vienna. Her research is on democracy/de-democratization, with a focus on gender aspects, particularly gender-based violence and civil society participation.  She has a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University. Andrea coordinates WP2 on anti-gender mobilizations and plays an active role in WP1 Theory as well as WP3 Feminist resistance.

Mirjam Sági

Mirjam is a postdoctoral researcher at the Central European University. She has a mixed social science background in Gender Studies (CEU), Human Geography (UCL) and Sociology (University of Leeds).  Mirjam has recently submitted her PhD dissertation to the Social and Economic Geography Department of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, focusing on the ways in which fear affects public space and democracy. She is a member of the HerStory collective which is an informal feminist organisation collecting women’s narratives of their life with a special interest in green feminism.

Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain

Emanuela Lombardo 

Emanuela Lombardo is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid. Her lines of research are gender equality policies in the European Union and Spain, and feminist politics and democracy. She directs the Gender and Politics research group GEYPO with María Bustelo, is partner in the Horizon-Europe CCINDLE project on democracy and feminism (Ref: 101061256, 2022-2026) and in the DEMOC project on gender and political representation (Ref. EXI077/21/000001, 2021-2023). She has directed and participated in different national and European research projects and has been visiting professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, and in the universities of Helsinki, Antwerp, Radboud and Alborg. Her latest monographs are Gender and Political Analysis (with Johanna Kantola, Palgrave, 2017) and The Symbolic Representation of Gender (with Petra Meier, Ashgate, 2014). The latest special issues she has edited are ‘De-democratization and opposition to gender equality politics in Europe’ (Social Politics 28, 3, 2021, with Johanna Kantola and Ruth Rubio), ‘Populism and Feminist Politics’ (International Political Science Review 42, 5, 2020, with Johanna Kantola), and ‘Care policies in practice’ (Policy and Society 28, 4, 2019, with Rossella Ciccia). She has been a coordinator for the evaluation of gender research projects in the social sciences panel of Spain’s National Research Agency (2018-2021), and an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Spanish Political Science Association AECPA (2013-2017 and 2017-2022). 

For more information see  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7644-6891 

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emanuela_Lombard o

Silvia Díaz Fernández  

Silvia Díaz Fernández is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political and Administration Science at Complutense University of Madrid. She received her PhD in Media and Sociology from Coventry University in 2020. Previously, she was the beneficiary of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. She has participated in multiple international and national projects looking at gender and inequality. She is a member of the Institute of Gender Studies at Carlos III University of Madrid and the research network Postdigital Intimacies at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. Her past research has explored the mediatization of violence against women, digital anti-feminism and contemporary masculinit(ies). Her current work focuses on feminist politics, anti-gender movements and processes of de-democratization in Spain.

Paloma Caravantes 

Paloma Caravantes (she/her) is a postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Department of Political Science and Administration of Complutense University of Madrid. In 2019, Paloma received her PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA). She has participated in multiple international projects and is currently a team member of ‘The Gender Division in the Agenda of the Catalan Parliament’ and a member of the ECPR Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Gender and Politics, and the Gender and Politics Group (GEYPO) at Complutense University of Madrid. Her research explores the relation between populism and feminist politics; the gendered organizational culture of institutions; and the implementation of intersectionality and gender equality approaches in public policies. Her current research explores processes of feminist democratisation at the local level.

University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), Belgium

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Petra Meier 

Petra Meier (she/her) is Professor in Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on the (re)presentation of gender in politics and policies. She studies the consequences of (in)formal institutions for the (re)production of (in)equality, investigating (aspects of) political systems, such as electoral systems, political parties, and state architectures, but also the gender bias in public policies, especially the discursive (re)production of power relations and inequality in policymaking. She focuses on how such constructions give shape to experienced realities and constitute a setting for the perpetuation or contestation of the needs and interests of social groups. She is the co-chair of A*, the Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network.                                       

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Rylan Verlooy

Rylan Verlooy (they/them) is a PhD researcher in political sciences working on the intersections between anti-gender campaigns, feminisms, and (trans)gender studies. They obtained a Masters in Philosophy and previously worked as a scientific employee in the field of transgender healthcare.

Alexander Dhoest

Alexander Dhoest (he/him) is a Professor in Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp. His research focuses on issues of media representation, in particular of sexuality, gender and ethnicity, and on the role of media in the formation of social identities. He is also co-chair of A*, the Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network.

University of Trento (UNITN), Italy

Elena Pavan

Elena Pavan is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. Her main research interests pertain to the nexus between digital media and social movements particularly in the field of gender-related mobilizations. In her work, she combines network analysis, digital methods and big data approaches to unveil the implications of digital media use in contemporary mobilization processes. Her work has been published in international journals such as Global Networks, Policy and Society, Mobilization, Social Movement Studies, Information Communication and Society, Social Media+Society.




Aurora Perego

Aurora Perego is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Social Research at Trento University (Italy). Her Ph.D. project investigates digital interactions developed by by LGBTQIA* civil society actors. She holds a Master’s degree in Gender and Ethnicity from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Cooperation from the University of Pisa (Italy). Her research interests broadly concern alliances between social movement organisations, with particular attention to gender and intersectionality.  


University of Warsaw, (UW), Poland

Marta Rawłuszko 

Marta Rawłuszko (she/her) is Assistant Professor of Social Science at the University of Warsaw and a co-founder of the Feminist Fund in Poland. In the summer term 2023, she is a visiting scholar in the Margherita von Brentano Center at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her current research interests focus on feminist activism, political theory and sexual violence. Her work has been published in international journals such as Politics & Gender, European Journal of Women Studies and European Journal of Politics & Gender. She has also contributed to the Routledge Handbook of the Politics of #MeToo Movement (2020). She is the leader of WP1 on Theoretical frame for understanding challenges to democracy in Europe and assess feminist futures of society.

Barbara Dynda 

Barbara Dynda (she/her) is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw, a member of the Section for Contemporary Culture. She holds an inter-area MA in humanities and social sciences. Her current work explores anarcha-feminist and anarcha-queer movements in Poland as part of a grant project funded by NCN Grassroots Feminism in the Transformation and Post-Transformation Poland: An Analysis of Discourses, Practices and Identities Represented in the Polish Feminist Zines after 1989. Her academic interests include Polish feminist history, feminist studies and queer theories.  

Zuzanna Rokita 

Zuzanna Rokita (she/her) is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. Her PhD research focused on feminist disability studies, in particular on bodily autonomy, reproductive justice and sexuality. She is also a feminist and pro-abortion activist.

Södertörn University (SH), Sweden

Elżbieta Korolczuk

Elżbieta Korolczuk is an Associate professor in sociology working at Södertörn University in Stockholm and at the American Studies Center, Warsaw University. Her research interests involve social movements, politics of reproduction as well as right-wing populism and mobilizations against “gender”. Her most recent publication is a monograph Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment written with Agnieszka Graff (2021, Routledge). She is also a commentator and a long-time women’s and human rights activist. In the CCINDLE project she is co-leader of WP2 on anti-gender campaigns and for the Swedish context.


Hansalbin Sältenberg

Hansalbin Sältenberg (he/him) holds a PhD in Gender Studies from Lund University (Sweden) and is currently employed by Södertörn University within the frame of the CCINDLE project. In his doctoral thesis Anti-Jewish Racism: exploring the Swedish Racial Regime (2022), Sältenberg analysed the phenomenon of contemporary anti-Jewish racism/antisemitism in Sweden from a critical race-perspective, in relation to constructions of “Swedishness”. His research interests range from gender/sexuality/trans, critical race studies, class/Marxism, and postcolonialism, to psychosocial studies.

Trilateral Research (TRI), UK

Jana Dilger

Jana Dilger (she/her) is a Research Analyst at Trilateral Research where she supports research projects with an overall focus on research ethics, gender equity, and better understanding and preventing modern slavery as well as child exploitation. Jana leads the WP on Dissemination and Communication in CCINDLE. She holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development and a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies. Jana is particularly passionate about facilitating and advocating for gender equity and inclusion as well as ending gender-based violence.

Maj Ruess

Maj Ruess (she/her) is a Research Communications Officer at Trilateral Research where she supports research projects with dissemination and communication. Maj is assisting Jana in the WP on Dissemination and Communication in CCINDLE. She holds an MSc in the Politics of Conflicts, Rights and Justice and a BA in International Affairs. Maj is particularly passionate about storytelling in research and international development.

University of Sheffield, UK

Akwugo Emejulu

Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include the political sociology of race, class and gender and women of colour’s grassroots activism in Europe and the United States. She is the author of several books including Precarious Solidarity (forthcoming Manchester University Press), Fugitive Feminism (Silver Press, forthcoming 2022) and Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain (Policy Press, 2017). She is co-editor of To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2019).



Emilia Belknap 

Dr Emilia Belknap is a Senior Research Associate in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Sociological Studies, working with Professor Akwugo Emejulu on the UK Team. She recently completed her PhD entitled ‘Sex, gender and constitutional attitudes: voting behaviour in the Scottish independence referendum’. Her thesis utilised a mixed-method approach to investigate an under-researched dimension of the complex relationship between sex, gender and voting behaviour. The thesis focused on the dynamics of gender, voting behaviour and constitutional change using the case of the gender vote gaps in support of Scottish independence. She has worked on a range of gender- and political-focused projects, such as the British Academy’s Gender, Ministers and Institutions project, IPPR’s State of the Unions Survey and the Scottish Government’s Domestic Abuse Court Experiences (DACE) Scotland project.

University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands

Conny Roggeband

Conny Roggeband (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam. She has written extensively on the politicisation of gender-based violence, gender mainstreaming and equality policies, social movements and transnational feminist networking. Her current research focuses on the implications of democratic backsliding for gender equality policies in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. She co-authored (with Andrea Krizsan) Politicizing Gender and Democracy in the Context of the Istanbul Convention (Palgrave 2021) and The Gender Politics of Domestic Violence. Feminists Engaging the State in Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge 2018). She edited (together with Bert Klandermans) The Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines (Springer 2017).

Dr. C.M. (Conny) Roggeband – Universiteit van Amsterdam (uva.nl)