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Gendering Institutions: Workshop with Joni Lovenduski

November 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The distinguished feminist political scientist Professor Joni Lovenduski (Professor Emerita and, formerly, Anniversary Professor of Politics at Birkbeck) is receiving an honorary degree as part of our Winter Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 28 November 2017. PSRP, in association with the Gender Politics Research Group, is holding a small international workshop in her honour on Monday 27 November, the day before graduation.


Final Programme


10-10.45              Tea/ Coffee/ pastries; informal meet and greet (CMB Room 1.12)


10.45-11.00         Welcome (Organisers Fiona Mackay and Meryl Kenny, Edinburgh GPRG/ FIIN) (CMB Room 2.15)


11.00-12.30         Roundtable 1: Gendering Institutions: Taking Stock and New Directions

Chair: Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh)

Speakers: Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck); Sarah Childs (Birkbeck); Georgina Waylen (Manchester); Meryl Kenny (Edinburgh); Tania Verge (Pompeu Fabra)


12.30-1.30           Lunch (CMB Room 1.12)


1.30-2.45             PhD Panel: Gendering Institutions: New voices, New dilemmas? (CMB Room 2.15)

                            Chair: Meryl Kenny (Edinburgh)


Lin Ao (Xiamen) – Gender and political recruitment in the Chinese Communist Party: Guanxi, ZouYeLu and Cowgirls

Michelle Rouse (Ulster) – Causal mechanisms: are we looking in the wrong place? Northern Ireland Civil Service and post-conflict bureaucracies

Nuria Alcaraz (Barcelona) – Gendered Informal rules in a ‘formal’ feminist party in Cataluyna

Leah McCabe (Edinburgh)­ – Gendered dynamics of continuity and change in domestic abuse policy in Scotland since 1990: Using critical frame analysis


2.45-2.55             Comfort break


2.55- 3.50            Roundtable 2: Gendering Institutions of post-conflict: political settlements and power-sharing

(CMB Room 2.15)

Chair: Georgina Waylen (Manchester)

Speakers: Cera Murtagh (QUB) and Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) – gender and power-sharing in post conflict societies

Claire Duncanson (Edinburgh)- women and post-war economies

Dawn Walsh (DCU/Birmingham) – gender balance and non-elected institutions in post-conflict societies, specifically independent commissions.



3.50                     Final Remarks/ Close


Coffee and cakes (CMB Foyer)


Confirmed Participants


Professor Joni Lovenduski (Guest of Honour)


University of Edinburgh

Dr Claire Duncanson

Dr Meryl Kenny

Dr Marc Geddes

Dr Cora Lacatus

Professor Fiona Mackay


Nuria Alcaraz (Visiting PhD student, Barcelona)

Emilia Belknap (PhD student)

Maddie Cancro (PhD student)

Peach Lin (Visiting PhD student, Xiamen University)

Leah McCabe (PhD student)

Lydia Stubbs (MSc by Research student)

Rebecca Topping (PhD student)



Professor Sarah Childs (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Dr Barbara Gaweda (University of Prague)

Dr Cera Murtagh (Queen’s University Belfast)

Michelle Rouse (PhD student, Ulster University)

Dr Tania Verge (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Dr Dawn Walsh (Dublin City University/ Birmingham University)

Professor Georgina Waylen (Manchester University)


November 27, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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