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Marcel Obst

Doctoral researcher

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 University of Granada (Spain), Northumbria University (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. He is supervised by Dr Maria do Mar Pereira and Dr Sivamohan Valluvan. His research interests lie in the study of anti-gender and far-right movements, with a focus on nationalism and emotions.

Marcel's current research examines contemporary mobilisations opposed to sexual and reproductive rights, as well as women's and LGBTQ+ rights more generally. This is often framed with the umbrella terms anti-gender or antifeminist movements, which tend to question the use of gender as a social construct. His research focuses on the case of Spain, where he has done extensive fieldwork.


Marcel Obst

marcel dot obst at warwick dot ac dot uk