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Gender and Politics Research Group

The Newcastle University Gender and Politics Research Group provides a forum for cutting edge scholarship on gender and politics.

Our work spans both theory and empirical analysis of the dynamic relationship between gender and politicsWe approach these questions from diverse perspectives, using a wide variety of methodologies, techniques, and theoretical frameworks 

Throughout the year, we host presentations from both internal and external speakers, showcasing trailblazing research which addresses some of the most pressing problems in contemporary politics. 

Our interests span women’s political recruitment, representation, and media representations of women in politics, as well as gendered analysis of political institutions and public policy. Our expertise also include feminist international relations, and the women, peace and security agenda. In addition, we consider the intersections between gender and other identity categories and power structures such as race and class, as well as the roles of men and masculinities. 

Members of the research group edit the academic journals Contemporary Political TheoryandRepresentation, and co-convene the British International Studies Association (BISA) Gendering International Relations Working Group and the UACES Gendering EU Studies research network. 

The group is convened by Dr Orly Siow. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!