Nik Linders is a PhD candidate at Radboud Social and Cultural Research for Gender & Diversity Studies. He has studied political theory and his master thesis focused on the role of the replacement conspiracy theory in Dutch right wing politics. For his current research, Nik is supervised by prof. dr. Marieke van den Brink, dr. Stefan Dudink and dr. Niels Spiering, and he researches gender & sexuality in populist radical right (PRR) leadership. The specific focus is on the Dutch case and the various intersectional manifestations of performative masculinity in both discourse and articulation. By systematically examining cross-links between these manifestations of masculinity and overt policy positions, this research seeks to address a lacuna in scientific research concerning explanations for PRR success among sexually modern voting blocks.