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Register now 2014 PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group Conference: Body/Politics in an Age of Austerity. 22nd Feb.

Register now for the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group Conference: Body/Politics in an Age of Austerity

22nd February 2014

University of Birmingham – Muirhead Tower

Hosted by the Gender and Feminist Theory Group, POLSIS. This one day conference on the theme of Body/Politics in an Age of Austerity includes panels on Gender and British Party Politics; The state, care and reproduction; Bodies in Neoliberal economies; Femininity, Masculinity and Sexuality.

Registration for the PSA Women and Politics conference is now open. To book, and for more information, follow this link:

Last Booking Date for this Event: 20th February 2014
Venue Details
The Muirhead Tower is located on the Edgbaston Campus (See the Edgbaston Campus Map, Red Zone, R12)

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Fran Amery or Laura Jenkins:
Email: or
Telephone: 0121 414 4710

ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre Studentship: Women, Social Media and Campaigns – Mumsnet in the 2015 British Election

ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre Studentship: Women, Social Media and Campaigns – Mumsnet in the 2015 British Election

The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering up to 25 ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Centre for entry in 2014-15. Within the DTC, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for “Women, Social Media and Campaigns – Mumsnet in the 2015 British Election”.

This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding. Studentships will be awarded on the basis of merit and strategic fit with the aims of the DTC. For eligible UK/EU students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of approximately £13,726 (2013/2014 rate) for up to three years (+3 PhD award) or four years (1+3 Masters + PhD award).

Supervisors: Professor Susan Banducci (Exeter) and Professor Sarah Childs (Bristol). The supervisor can be contacted on for further details of the project and for support in completing the research proposal. For more details see

The GIGA seeks to hire a Junior Research Fellow

The GIGA seeks to hire a Junior Research Fellow (doctoral student) for a DFG-funded research project entitled “Polities beyond Borders: The New Dynamics of Emigrant Politics and Policies in Latin America”. Applications are invited for a half-time position, with a contract of three years, starting preferably on 1 December 2013 or in early 2014.

Screening of applications will begin on 23 October 2013

Please send your application (Ref.-No. GIGA-13-10) and relevant supporting documentation (including names and contact details for up to three references the institute could get in touch with during the selection process, a cover letter explaining you interest in the position, your CV, copies of any relevant diplomas and certificates, and max. two work samples) to:
Stephanie Stövesand, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies  Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany  Email: (email applications are particularly welcome).

5 year PhD fellowship in gender studies at the Université de Lausanne

Please find attached an anouncement for a 5 year PhD fellowship in gender studies at the Université de Lausanne. Very good working knowledge of French is required, the PhD thesis can be written in English.

Merci de trouver en pj une annonce pour une bourse de thèse de 5 ans en études genre à l’Université de Lausanne. Un très bon niveau d’anglais et de français est requis.

ISS – Annonce ASS lepinard english sept 2013 ENG[2]

Call for Papers
The 42nd ECPR Joint Sessions will take place at
The Universidad de Salamanca.

10 – 15 April 2014

Workshops have been approved and Paper proposals can now be submitted. Proposals must be submitted through the form available on the ECPR website.

The deadline for Paper proposals is 1 December 2013.

Please note that Paper proposals sent directly to Workshop Directors will not be considered.

Available funding:  Funding will be available for Joint Sessions attendees, with further information available here. For further funding queries, please email Anna Foley at

Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Edited by Drude Dahlerup, Stockholm University, and Monique Leyenaar, Radboud University Nijmegen

Around 100 years after women’s suffrage was gained and in spite of much effort gender balance in politics is still far from achieved in most countries. Women’s average representation in the world’s parliaments was around 20 per cent in 2013. This book studies historical processes of breaking male dominance in politics. It discusses how women have gained access to, or have remained excluded from, political influence in party leadership, in elected assemblies and in government. It focuses on Old Democracies, that is counties or states which share a long tradition of democratic practices, highly developed socio-economic structures and where women’s suffrage was established at the beginning of the 20th century.

Order your copy with 20% discount by clicking HERE and remember to enter the discount code AAFLY4 in the promotional discount box to receive your discount

The journal Renewal: Call for Submissions
From Alan Finlayson (Chair, Editorial Board), Ben Jackson (Editor)

Dear Colleagues,

Would you like to bring your research to the attention of Labour party leaders and policy makers?

For twenty years the journal Renewal has been at the front and centre of debates and disputes in and around the Labour Party. Nowhere else has so successfully brought together academics, journalists and politicians. Tony Blair, David Miliband, Robin Cook; Polly Toynbee, Jon Harris, Philip Gould: in our pages all these have taken their place alongside leading political scientists and historians, political economists and philosophers, sociologists and geographers. And with their help we haven’t only tracked the debates – we have started them. As Patrick Wintour, political editor of The Guardian has written of Renwal: “On a range of issues, the journal has been ahead of the pack, or has at least displayed an honourable and consistent critique”.

In the next years we want to help renew Labour and social democratic thinking once again. We want to bring new voices, new ideas and new issues to the heart of Labour politics. And above all we want to bring the best of academic research to the attention of our audience of political leaders, opinion formers and party members.

We would like to receive proposals for single articles, symposia and theme issues. These can involve commentary and analysis or the re-presentation of your original research for a non-specialist audience.

While we expand our online presence and connect the journal to public events promoting political thinking, the journal will remain a printed journal of record, documenting and shaping the next twenty years of debate and dispute. If you would like to be part of that then get in touch with us.

To discuss ideas for articles, symposia and more please contact:

We look forward to hearing from you.

W&P Annual Conferences and Workshops

The Women and Politics specialist group of the Political Studies Association organizes an annual conference or workshop in alternate years. In addition, it provides financial support for conferences on themes that are of central interest to its members. Finally, it sponsors panels at the annual conferences of the PSAElections, Public Opinion and Parties Specialist Group of the PSA (EPOP) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Please follow the links below for further details on major past events we have organized or sponsored.

2013 UK Women and Politics Workshop: Sat. March 2. ‘Doing Gender’ University of Bristol.
2012: PSA Women and Politics Bi-annual Conference 2012 ‘Making a Difference for Women’ 18 Feb 2012.
2011: PSA Conference Women and Politics: One Day Workshop 19 – 21 April 2011
2011: Gender and Politics: Debates and Challenges – Programme  Workshop on Gender and Politics, 26 Feb
2010: Conference in Manchester: Shifting Agendas Please click here to download the flyer2009: First European Conference on Politics and Gender (organised by ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics in Belfast)
2008: Gender, Equality and Politics – European Futures (Surrey)
2006: Feminist Ethics, Feminist Politics and the States we’re in: Critical Reflections in Uncertain Times (Edinburgh).
2005: PSA Women and Politics Conference
2004: Women and Politics Group Annual Conference

Sponsored Conferences
2008: Women in French Politics – still le deuxième sexe? (London)


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