Kathleen Starck is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Her research interests include Cold War cultures, gender/masculinity studies, postcolonial studies, popular culture, and contemporary drama, as well as post-socialism. Together with Birgit Sauer she has recently hosted two conferences on political masculinities at the Universities of Landau, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, and founded a network on political masculinities to encourage interdisciplinary exchange in the field. The network’s website is based at the University of Landau: www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/landau/fb6/philologien/anglistik/Page/forschung/PolMascCon.Birgit Sauer is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests include gender and governance, democracy and difference, comparative gender policies, gender-based violence, and emotions in politics and policies.