Main research areas
- Feminist and poststructural political theory
- Queer and gender politics
- Discourse analysis
Hansen's project focuses on how pro-LGBTI actors in the EU promote and legitimize equal rights and citizenship status for sexual and gender minorities across member states.
He especially explores ways to assess the legitimacy of the European Commission’s attempts to position the EU as being LGBT-friendly, despite immense critique from select member states. In order to do so, he principally draws on theories of radical democracy with the aim of establishing a radical democratic normative theory of European integration. In addition, Hansen has recently explored the consequences of homonationalist political discourses for queer and feminist movements from the perspective of agonistic democratic theory.
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Malte Breiding Hansen holds a MSc in Social Studies of Gender with a major in Political Science from Lund University and has assisted research projects at Stockholm University Department of Political Science connected to the Feminist and Critical Studies in Politics research group.
- Sexual and gender minority politics in Denmark as well as in inter- and supranational organizations.
- Far-right and illiberal populist opposition to women’s and LGBTI movements.