DR. SUSANNE KAISER
[she / her] journalist and author
As a freelance author, Susanne Kaiser writes books, essays, reports and analyzes about society - especially now about threatened masculinity and the authoritarian backlash, including for ZEIT, Spiegel and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Right now her book POLITICAL MALE. HOW INCELS, FUNDAMENTALISTS AND AUTHORITIES MOBILIZE FOR THE PATRIARCHY was published by Suhrkamp Verlag. For more than 15 years, she has dealt with the power relations between men and women in Muslim and Western societies, and more recently with emerging phenomena such as organized misogyny and sexism. She is interested in what this has to do with role ascriptions, how ideals of masculinity and femininity are constructed and enforced, and how women are repeatedly referred back to a subordinate place in the social hierarchy - where media culture plays a large part. As a journalist, she has mainly researched on the fringes of society, in remote areas and on extremist movements such as jihadists and right-wing terrorists. She advised members of the Bundestag on these issues.