Category Archives: Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of gendered topics (men, women or men vs/and women) in the media

Gender and politics in higher education: Banished to the sidelines?

By Fran Amery and Elizabeth Evans While some universities offer gender as a specialism within another discipline (for example, Sociology with Gender), there are no higher-education institutions in the UK which offer an undergraduate degree in either gender or women’s … Continue reading

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CfP: PSA Women and Politics Summit on Women in the Profession

PSA WOMEN AND POLITICS SUMMIT on  WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION  Friday 10 June 2016 University of Edinburgh   Keynote Speakers: Professor Jane Mansbridge, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast This one-day international summit, organized by the Political … Continue reading

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Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

A one-day symposium | Edinburgh, 3rd September 2016 Source: Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

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Five things you need to know about Northern Ireland’s new leader Sophie Whiting, University of Bath and Maire Braniff, University of Ulster Northern Ireland is to have a new first minister in January, in the form of Arlene Foster, the … Continue reading

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Devolving abortion law: a positive step or cause for concern?

Originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh:
With powers over abortion legislation set to be devolved to Holyrood, Jennifer Thomson asks whether this presents an opportunity or a potential setback for women’s rights in Scotland. mage © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body –…

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Has the Tide Turned for Women’s Representation in Scotland?

Originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh:
Scotland has a female First Minister, who competes in Holyrood with a female Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, as well as a female leader of the Scottish Conservatives. While this should be…

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Lack of women professors means research grants are skewed towards men

Paul Boyle, University of Leicester; Henrietta O’Connor, University of Leicester; Kate Williams, University of Leicester; Lucy K Smith, University of Leicester, and Nicola Cooper, University of Leicester Our new research has shown that when women working in the social sciences … Continue reading

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