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Dr Maria Brock


Research fellow, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden



I am a researcher affiliated with Malmö University's School of Arts and Communication. In my recently completed Marie Curie Fellowship entitled 'The child as cipher for a politics of ‘traditional values’ in the anti-gender movement: A comparative study of Russia and Germany', I investigate how the figure of the innocent and vulnerable child is mobilised by conservative, right-wing, and anti-gender actors and movements to intervene in education, healthcare, and equality legislation.



  • Brock, M. (2023) ‘The Necropolitics of Russia’s Family Values’, Special Issue on Anti- gender Politics & Queer Theory, Lambda Nordica, 27:3-4, 173-178.
  • Brock, M., Askanius, T. (2023) ‘Raping turtles and kidnapping children: Fantasmatic logics of Sweden in Russian and German anti-gender discourse’, Issue theme: ‘The Return of Propaganda’, Nordic Journal of Media Studies, 5:1, 95-114.


Psychosocial Studies, Gender Studies, Media and Communication Studies
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