29 Jun

Democratic Conviviality under Threat: Intersectional Conflicts and the Far-Right Upsurge in Latin America and Europe

International Workshop


About the event

The rise of new right-wing and far-right actors in various Latin American and European countries has significantly altered material realities and public discourse. Disputes over political positions have become increasingly harsh and seemingly irreconcilable, often escalating to direct threats against democratic order. Entangled with conflicts over economic (re)distribution, disputes over moral and cultural issues have intensified, particularly around topics such as gender or religion. Furthermore, the nature of right-wing parties, movements, digital influencers and their transnational alliances has evolved rapidly, deploying sophisticated strategies of circulation and interpellation.

This workshop brings together researchers who have been studying these phenomena in both Europe and Latin America. The goal is to discuss socio-political constellations observed in the different countries and to identify the main commonalities and differences in these intersectional conflicts. By examining these dynamics from a global perspective, we expect to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges for democratic coexistence in these interconnected regions. The dialogue aims to refine our analytical and methodological toolkits in order to assess the multiple dimensions of the contemporary right-wing upsurge.



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10:00 A.M.: Welcome and Introduction
10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.: Wars on gender and sexuality
Julia Roth, Bielefeld: Polarized, Fragmented, Radicalized Worlds? Gender in Right-Wing Digitized Strategies
Braedyn Ezra Simon, Berlin: Transphobia in Germany’s Feminist EMMA Magazine
Debora Diniz, Brasília/Berlin: A Learning from Inside – Gender Hate in Brazil
Chair: Jazmín Duarte Sckell, Berlin

11:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.: Coffee break

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.: Authoritarianism and Attack on Rights
Leigh Payne, Oxford: The Right against Rights in Latin America
Luciano Santander, Berlin: Authoritarian Neoliberalism in the Discursive Rearticulation of the Right Post Social Outburst
Danniel Gobbi, Berlin: De-Democratizing Framing Mechanisms – The Identitarian Movement in Germany and Austria
Chair: Maurício Domingues, Rio de Janeiro

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.: Lunch Break

2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.: Social Inequailities and Political Polarization
Debora Messenberg, Brasília/Lisbon: The Propagandists of Hate: The Political Agitation of CHEGA and Bolsonaro in Election Times
Gabriel Kessler, San Martín: Scenarios of Discontent in Latin America: Polarization, Generalized Unrest and Divisive Leaderships
Sérgio Costa, Berlin: Intersectional Situations and Political Choices – (Far) Right-wing Voters in Brazil and Germany
Chair: Bianca Tavolari, São Paulo

4:00 P.m. – 4:15 P.M.: Coffee Break

4:15 P.M. – 5:45P.M.: The global Far right
Belén Díaz, Berlin: “Make Neoliberalism Cool Again” – Global Right-Wing Strategies Through the Free Brazil Movement
Safia Dahani, Paris: Normalizing the Far-Right: The De-Diabolization of RN in France
Guillermo Férnandez Vázquez, Madrid: Vox – Spanish-style Trumpism with Latin American Connections
Chair: Alrik Schubotz, Berlin

5.45 p.M. – 6:00 p.m.: Conclusions

Venue: Institute for Latin American Studies, Room 201 Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin U-Bahn: Breitenbachplatz