Not interested? Women’s interests are also political! By Marta Fraile, Monica Ferrin, Raúl Gómez and Gema García-Albacete * People around the world are routinely asked survey questions about their interest in politics. No matter in which part of the world, women are less likely than men to say they are interested in politics. The gender… Continue reading Not interested? Women’s interests are also political!
PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group Call for Papers The 70th PSA Annual International Conference 6 - 8 April 2020 Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa PSA at 70: Re-imagining Politics as the PSA turns 70, politics faces multiple uncertainties. The international liberal order is being challenged by new security threats… Continue reading Call for papers — PSA Annual International Conference
We have a jam-packed PSA conference ahead of us - here in one handy blog post are all of the Women and Politics panels at Nottingham this year. Of especial note is our SG meeting on Monday lunchtime and our lunch on Tuesday to honour Professor Cynthia Enloe - see you there! Monday 15th 9.30-11.00… Continue reading PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group at the PSA Conference 2019
In recent weeks, celebrities who promote dieting products on social media websites have been heavily criticised by both medical professionals and campaigners. Professor Stephen Powis, an NHS medical director, argues that celebrities who advertise dieting pills and detox teas are causing irreversible damage to young people, who may seek to lose weight using “ineffective” and… Continue reading The Politics of Weight: Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting
by Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs A tweet from a male MP - the scan of his partner’s pregnancy. A tweet about a male MP – his partner posting a picture of their daughter screaming as he speaks in the first #babyleave debate. The debacle of Brandon Lewis MP following his whip’s instruction and breaking his… Continue reading Where’s Mum? She’s in the House – Parents in Parliament
The PSA Women and Politics Specialist group recently teamed up with the Birkbeck Centre for the Study of British Politics & Public Life (led by Prof Sarah Childs), and the British Group of the Interparliamentary Union to host a two-day conference in the Houses of Parliament entitled: “A Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage: Looking back,… Continue reading A Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage: Looking back, moving forward
On 1st May 2018, the PSA Early Career Network held a one-day workshop on Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia at the University of Bristol. Proudly sponsored by PSA Women and Politics and BSA Race and Ethnicity group, the workshop included talks on REF, TEF, Impact, CVs and Interviews with a particular focus on the experiences of… Continue reading PSA ECN Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia – University of Bristol, May 2018