Marcel Obst is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and a member of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender. He holds a BA in Modern Languages from the universities of Granada (Spain), Northumbria (UK) and Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany); an MA in Contemporary Migration Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona; and an MA in Gender Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds. His research interests lie in the study of anti-gender and far-right movements.
His current research examines contemporary mobilisations which question the use of gender in Spain and the wider international context. The umbrella term ‘anti-gender’ refers to movements that challenge the favouring of gender – understood as a social construction – over the term sex as biological. This is often framed as an opposition to gender ideology and addresses issues around abortion, LGBT+ policies or sexual education, to name a few.
marcel dot obst at warwick dot ac dot uk