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Nicole Roy
PhD student



Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Nicki studied political science and sociology for her undergrad and spent some time in Lebanon to learn Arabic. She completed her masters in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on women’s studies and postcolonial studies, then spent a couple of years working in the international cooperation sector in Jordan. In 2019 Nicki moved to York to start her PhD at CWS.



In her research Nicki explores the narratives of right-wing women, who join and actively support right-wing-parties in Germany and Austria. She is interested in exploring why women might support these parties, and their thoughts on issues of women's rights and equality issues in particular. What tensions are there between actively supporting a right-wing party and being a woman?


Selected publications

Nicki is part of the editorial team of the CWS student-led journal Cultivate. For the last two years, she also helped to organise the CWS "Sisterhood in Action Conference". During the conference in February 2021, she presented the paper: “Women are Women”: Right-Wing Women’s (Essentialist) Conceptualisation of Sex/Gender in Germany and Austria.



Nicki is teaching in Sociology (1st year undergrad module: Cultivating a Sociological Imagination).


Contact details

Nicole Roy
PhD student
Centre for Women's Studies
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD