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PSA Conference, Cardiff 2018

We’ve compiled a list of all of the Women and Politics panels at this year’s annual conference in Cardiff – and a couple of others that we think look too good to miss!

Monday 26th March

PANEL SESSION 1 – 09:30 – 11:00

Gender in the Profession

Chair: Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh)

Sponsored by the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group and Political Studies Review

Assembly Room, City Hall

Dr Zoe Pflaeger Young (De Montfort University) Dr Sadiya Akram (Manchester Metropolitan University) ECRs and Paternity Leave

Professor Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh) An Outsider Within: Dilemmas of an Academic Feminist in Management

Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh) Gender in the Profession: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Shardia Briscoe-Palmer (University of Birmingham) Dr Kate Mattocks (Liverpool Hope University) Equals or Others? International Early Career Researchers and Academic Careers in the UK

PANEL SESSION 3 – 16:15 – 17:45

Feminism In/Against Neoliberalism: Co-optation, Contestation and Regimes of Truth

Chair: Dr Jonathan Dean (University of Leeds)

Discussant: Dr Jonathan Dean (University of Leeds)

Room K, City Hall

Marie Perrin (Cresppa-CSU) An Uneven and Selective Institutionalization. Gender Studies’ Models and Conditions of Development in France and in England since 2000 in Higher Education

Henry Price (University of Birmingham)

Dr Bice Maiguashca (University of Exeter), Charoula Tzanakou (University of Warwick)

Ruth Pearce (University of Warwick)


Women in Local Politics

Chair: Sue Regan (Northumbria University)

Specialist Group: Women and Politics

Room L, City Hall

Sue Regan (Northumbria University) Elected and Unelected Women Representatives: Is Legitimacy Destabilised by Questions of Gender?

Dr Angela O’Hagan (Glasgow Caledonian University), Clementine Hill-O’Connor (Glasgow Caledonian University), Claire MacRae (Glasgow Caledonian University), Dr Paul Teedon (Glasgow Caledonian University), Jennifer Broadhurst (Glasgow Caledonian University) Equalities and Engagement in Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scotland

Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh), Judith Sijstermans (University of Edinburgh) More of the Same? Women and Local Government Elections in Scotland


Carole Pateman: The Sexual Contract 30 Years On

Chair: Dr Lydia Hayes (Cardiff University)

Room: Council Chamber, City Hall

Professor Carole Pateman (University of California and Cardiff University)

Dr Lydia Hayes (Cardiff University)

Dr Sharon Thompson (Cardiff University)

Dr Daniel Newman (Cardiff University)


17.45-19.00 – Roundtable & Drinks Reception sponsored by the PSA Women in Politics Specialist Group, National Assembly for Wales and Learned Society of Wales: Devolution 20 Years On: Where Are the Women?  Speakers – Joyce Watson AM, Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath) Chair: Ann Jones AM (Deputy Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales)

Tuesday 27th March

PANEL SESSION 5 – 13:30 – 15:00

Local Government and Gender Equality: Still Too Much to Ask? Roundtable

Chair: Professor Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh)

Assembly Room, City Hall

Sue Regan (Northumbria University)

Dr Charlotte Snelling (Institute for Public Policy Research)

Andrew Bazeley (Fawcett Society)

12.30—13.30 – please join us for our AGM in Room C, City Hall.

PANEL SESSION 6 – 15:30 – 17:00


Chair: Dr Orlanda Siow (University College London)

Specialist Group: Women and Politics

Room 1.29, Law & Politics Building

Dominique Green (University of Edinburgh) An Intersectional Analysis of Multidimensional Disadvantage in the United States

Neema Begum (University of Bristol) An Intersectional Quantitative Analysis of Ethnicity and Whiteness – The Case of Voting Behaviour in the EU Referendum

Fran Amery (University of Bath) Intersectionality, Policy and Social Movement Organising in the UK: The Case of Sex-selective Abortion

Maki Kimura (UCL) Geopolitics of Intersectional Policy Development: UNSCR 1325 and the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday 28th March

PANEL SESSION 7 – 09:00 – 10:30

Gender, Sexuality and Northern Irish Politics: Contemporary and Historical Approaches

Chair: Dr Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath)

Specialist Group: Women and Politics

Room L, City Hall

Dr Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University) Deconstructing Dominant Narratives of Peace: LGBTQ Perspectives on Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

Dr Sean Brady (Birkbeck College, University of London) Masculinities and sexualities in Northern Ireland’s history

Dr John Nagel (University of Aberdeen) Ethnonationalism, Party Politics and Attitudes Towards Same-sex and Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland

Dr Sophie Whiting (University of Bath) ‘It’s Actually Okay to be in Politics Now’; Gender and Unionist Politics in the ‘New’ Northern Ireland

PANEL SESSION 8 – 11:00 – 12:30

Gender and Devolution

Chair: Dr Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath)

Specialist Group: Women and Politics

Room E, City Hall

Dr Emilee Rauschenberger (Manchester Metropolitan University), Professor Moira Hulme (Manchester Metropolitan University), Professor Robert Hulme (Manchester Metropolitan University) Examining ‘What Works’ in the UK: A Cross-national Comparison of the Generation and Use of ‘Best Evidence’ for Policy-makers and Practitioners

Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath) Sophie Whiting (University of Bath) David Moon (University of Bath) Abortion and Devolution in the Contemporary UK

Laura McAllister (Cardiff University), Diana Stirbu (London Met) The Risks and Limitations of “Soft” Gender Equality Intervention

PANEL SESSION 9 – 13:30 – 15:00

Gender and Political Behaviour

Chair: Dr Jennifer Thomson (University of Bath)

Specialist Group: Women and Politics

Room L, City Hall

Nadine Zwiener (City, University of London) Gendered Labour Markets and Politics – The Contextual Link Between Labour Market Patterns and Women’s Political Participation

Jessica Smith (Birkbeck) Voting for Mother and Father: An Experimental Approach to Parenthood and British Political Leadership

Peter Allen (University of Bath), David Cutts (University of Birmingham) Exploring gendered variation in political ambition across a multi-level political opportunity structure

Anna Sanders (University of Manchester) Rosalind Shorrocks (University of Manchester) Battle buses and childcare pledges: party policy and the gender vote gap in British general elections, 2010-2017

PANEL SESSION 10 – 15:30 – 17:00

Gendered Domains of Politics & Everyday Life

Chair: Professor Marysia Zalewski (Cardiff University)

Room 1.29, Law & Politics Building

Dr Katharina Sarter (University of South Wales), Emily Thompson (Glasgow Caledonian University) Using Public Procurement to Promote Gender Equality? The Impact of Equality Considerations in Public Procurement on Employers’ Behaviour

Dee Goddard (University of Kent) Entering the Men’s Domain? Gender and Portfolio Allocation in European Governments

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