Gender and Feminist Theory research group

Hosted by the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), our research group encompasses members from across the College of Social Sciences, whose research interests lie in a range of areas which fall under the headings gender studies and/or feminist theoretical analysis/readings of politics/international politics, sociology, education, geography, development studies, economics, management studies, social policy and other areas of applied social science. Membership includes students at all level of study and academic members of staff.

About us

Hosted by the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), our research group encompasses members from across the College of Social Sciences, whose research interests lie in a range of areas which fall under the headings gender studies and/or feminist theoretical analysis/readings of politics/international politics, sociology, education, geography, development studies, economics, management studies, social policy and other areas of applied social science.

For further information about the research group contact:
Emma Foster e.a.foster@bham.ac.uk.

Activities

Recent activities

Prof Laura Shepherd (University of Sydney) – ‘The ‘Women, Peace and Security’ Agenda in service of countering violent extremism: Prevention at the limits of security’ – held on Thursday 10th May, 2018 (co-badged with the IR theory group)

POP CULTURE CONFERENCE! An interdisciplinary conference exploring issues of gender, race, sexuality, disability and class within popular culture, held on 28th February 2018 and organised by the Frankie Rogan and Amelia Morris.

Networking Day June 2014 (funded by the School Research fund)

Gendered Neoliberalism Roundtable
Professor Margaret Thornton, Australian National University
Dr. Nicki Smith, POLSIS
Professor Karen Rowlingson, IASS

Grant Capture and Funding Applications
David Evans CRSO
Professor Jo Dubberly, Business School
Dr. Jill Steans POLSIS

Work in Progress Discussion
Dr. Emma Foster, POLSIS
“Gender and International Environmental Governance after the Near-Death of Neoliberalism”

Innovation in Methodology
Dr. Nicola Gale, HSMC
Cherry Miller, POLSIS

GAFT Annual Lecture (funded by the School Research fund) Dr. Alison Phipps, Sussex University “Identity, Experience, Choice and Responsibility: Feminism in a neoliberal and neoconservative age”. May 2015

Visiting Speaker
Dr. Amanda Third, Associate Professor Institute of Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney,
“Feminist Terrorists and Terrorist Feminists: Crosswiring Feminism and Terrorism”, June 2015

Visiting Speaker
Dr. Nabamita Das, Assistant Professor, Presidency University Kolkata.
“Friendship and Feminities: Narratives of Bengali Bhadramahila” November 2015

Visiting Speaker
Dr. Hazir Ulllah, Associate Professor International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan.
“Women in Pakistani Politics: The Future of Gendered Political Ideologies”. November 2015

Visiting Speaker
Dr Kinneret Lahad, Assistant Professor Tel Aviv University, ‘“Wasting the Best Years of Their lives?” Single Women and the Commodification of Time’. February 2016

Members

Academic members:

NameJob titleSchool or DepartmentEmailTelephone
Dr G√ęzim AlpionLecturer in Sociology
Departmental Director of International Mobility Programmes
Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminologyg.i.alpion@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 3241
Dr Stephen BatesSenior Lecturer in Political ScienceDepartment of Political Science and International Studiess.r.bates@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6264
Dr Karin BottomLecturer in Public Management and Politics
Director of Teaching and Learning
Institute of Local Government Studiesk.a.bottom@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 4972
Dr Shelley BudgeonSenior Lecturer Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminologys.budgeon@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 415 8621
Professor Fiona CarmichaelProfessor of Labour EconomicsDepartment of Managementf.carmichael@bham.ac.uk+44 (0) 121 4146699
Dr Harriet ClarkeSenior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Research
Head of Education for the School of Social Policy
Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminologyh.clarke@bham.ac.uk+44(0)121 415 8479
Professor Joanne DuberleyDeputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) and Professor of Organisational StudiesDepartment of Managementj.p.duberley@bham.ac.uk+44 (0) 121 414 6387
Dr Catherine DuroseReader in Policy SciencesInstitute of Local Government Studiesc.durose@bham.ac.uk+44 (0) 121 415 1074
Dr Emma FosterLecturer in International Politics and GenderDepartment of Political Science and International Studiese.a.foster@bham.ac.uk
Dr Nicola GaleReader in Health Sociology and Policy
College Director of Postgraduate Research
Health Services Management Centren.gale@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 9089
Clare HarewoodLecturer in Criminology
Departmental Director of the undergraduate programmes
Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminologyc.harewood@bham.ac.uk+44(0)121 414 45717
Dr Laura JenkinsLecturer in Political ScienceDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesl.m.jenkins@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 4710
Dawn RiverLecturer in Social Work Department of Social Work and Social Cared.h.river@bham.ac.uk+44(0)121 414 2936
Dr Nicola SmithSenior Lecturer in Political ScienceDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesn.j.smith.1@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 7569
Dr Jill SteansSenior Lecturer in International Relations TheoryDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesj.a.steans@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6278
Dr Nicki WardLecturerDepartment of Social Work and Social Caren.j.ward@bham.ac.uk+44(0)121 414 5713

For further information about the research group contact:
Emma Foster e.a.foster@bham.ac.uk.

Gender and Feminist Theory research group is part of the Department of Political Science and International Studies.