For, Against, Together: Antagonistic Political Emotions

At this conference, we address what it means to experience antagonistic political emotions and investigate the role such emotions play in group formation, social cohesion, political identity, as well as in-group/out-group demarcation and conflict. We analyse the function of such antagonistic political emotions as distrust, envy, fear, anger, resentment, Ressentiment, indignation, contempt, and hatred in the political sphere. We also consider how certain political groups use antagonistic political emotions, e.g., in protest movements or populism.

An interdisciplinary group of researchers, including philosophers of various backgrounds (e.g., philosophy of emotion and affect studies, political and social philosophy, phenomenology), sociologists of emotion, and political theorists, are participating in this event. 

This conference is a hybrid conference, allowing presenters and participants to attend in person or via Zoom. The conference is part of the FWF-Research Project: Antagonistic Political Emotions.

Please register before 31 August.

Invited Speakers

  • Alfred Archer (Tilburg University)
  • Berit Broogard (University of Miami)
  • Dan Degerman (University of Bristol)
  • Nikolas Demertzis (University of Athens)
  • James M. Jasper (Graduate Center of the City University of New York)
  • Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh)
  • John Protevi (Louisiana State University)
  • Louise Richardson-Self (University of Tasmania)
  • Laura Silva (University of Geneva)
  • Myisha Cherry (University of California, Riverside)

The conference will be held as a hybrid event. More information to follow.