Cynthia Enloe Confirmed as Plenary Speaker at the 2018 IPSA World Congress


IPSA is pleased to announce that Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University (USA) and a foundational figure in the feminist sciences of politics, has been confirmed as a plenary speaker at the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane.

Prof. Enloe will deliver a plenary speech titled “Patriarchy is Bigger than Donald Trump.”

“Donald Trump is an unlikely gift to those who benefit from patriarchy. His capacity to dominate the international political stage may be diverting us from devoting serious attention to the more routine, less outrageous forms of patriarchal beliefs, values, and relationships shaping today's international politics. Patriarchy is not an ideological abstraction. It is a particular driver of militarization, racial inequities, and globalized investments and labor practices. Feminists started honing the questions to make patriarchy in all its mundane forms visible long before celebrity candidates and masculinized authoritarian leaders strode across the current stage”.

Cynthia Enloe's biography