Gender and Politics in the media

Call for papers — PSA Annual International Conference

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

Blogs & Commentary, Events

PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group at the PSA Conference 2019

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

Blogs & Commentary

The Politics of Weight: Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting

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

Blogs & Commentary

Where’s Mum? She’s in the House – Parents in Parliament

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

Events

A Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage: Looking back, moving forward

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

Events

PSA ECN Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia – University of Bristol, May 2018

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

Blogs & Commentary

‘At the Intersections’, University of Birmmingham, April 27th 2018

On Friday the 27th of April, the PSA Women and Politics specialist group co-sponsored the one day conference 'At the Intersections'. Organised with the PSA's Early Career Network, and the British Sociological Association's Race and Ethnicity Specialist Group, the event brought together academics working on intersectional politics from up and down the UK. We were… Continue reading ‘At the Intersections’, University of Birmmingham, April 27th 2018