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EDUCATION

2012-2017           ESRC-Funded PhD Political Science, University College London

  • Thesis: The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Press Coverage of Political Campaigns: An Intersectional Analysis
  • Supervisors: Dr Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson and Professor Meg Russell
  • Examiners: Professor Sarah Childs and Professor Susan Banducci

2008-2010          MA (Research Pathway) Gender Studies, University College London

  • Funding: National Alliance of Women’s Organisations
  • Awarded with Distinction

2002-2007         MA (Hons) Scandinavian Studies and Art History, University of Edinburgh

  • 2:1 (Hons) with Distinction in spoken Swedish

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018                  Goldsmiths University | Associate Lecturer: Feminist Politics (Spring Term)

2017                  University of Bristol | Associate Lecturer: Gender and Politics (Autumn Term)

2017                  UCL Institute of Education | Research Associate: Transnational Feminist Activism on Gender and Education

2015                  London School of Economics | Research Assistant: Gender, Inequality and Power Commission

2015                  Rutgers University | Visiting Scholar: Center for American Women and Politics

2015                  Bournemouth University| Research Assistant: Women and the UK 2015 General Election

2014                  Mannheim Centre for European Social Research | Research Assistant: Euromanifestos Project

2014-2019          University College London | Teaching Fellow: Qualitative Methods

2013                  University College London | Teaching Fellow: Quantitative Methods

CONSULTANCY

2017                UNESCO / UCL Institute of Education | Gendered Analysis of Global Education Monitor

2017                 Developmental Leadership Program / University of Birmingham | Gendered Thinking and Working Politically

2016                Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) / Pacific Leadership Program | Advocacy for the Ratification of CEDAW in Tonga

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2017                  “Intersectionality and Press Coverage of Political Campaigns: Representations of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Female Candidates at the UK 2010 General Election”, International Journal of Press/Politics, volume 22, issue 01, pp. 43-66, (impact factor: 2.468, ranked 31 /169 in Political Science)

2016                  “Seeing Double: Race, Gender and Coverage of Minority Women’s Campaigns for the US House of Representatives”, Politics & Gender, volume 12, issue 02, pp. 317-343, (impact factor: 1.641, ranked 59/169 in Political Science)

2016                  “Are you tough enough?’ Performing Gender in the UK Leadership Debates 2015”, Media, Culture & Society (with Emily Harmer & Heather Savigny), volume 39, issue 07, (impact factor: 1.305, ranked 43/84 in Communication)

BOOK CHAPTERS

2016                  “Media Framing of Black Women’s Campaigns for the US House of Representatives in 2012” in Distinct Identities: Minority Women in US Politics, Eds. Nadia E. Brown & Sarah Allen Gershon, London: Routledge

2014                  “The 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal: Origins, Evolution and Consequences” (with Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson), in The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal, Ed. Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, London: Palgrave Macmillan

POLICY REPORTS AND TECHNICAL PAPERS

2018                  Accountability for Gender Equality: Background paper prepared for the 2018 Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review (with Elaine Unterhalter and Alice North), UNESCO

2018                  From Silos to Synergy: Learning from Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programs (with Helen Derbyshire, Sam Gibson, David Hudson and Chris Roche), Developmental Leadership Program

2016                  Lessons Learned on Thinking and Working Politically for the Ratification of CEDAW in Tonga (with Jennifer vanHeerde–Hudson), Australian Aid / Pacific Leadership Program

2015                  Contributor: Confronting Gender Inequality: Findings from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power (Co-directors: Nicola Lacey and Diane Perrons), London School of Economics

2014                  Contributor: Education Beyond the Straight and Narrow, National Union of Students

ARTICLES IN PREPARATION

  • “Public Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Gendered Development Interventions: Evidence from an Experiment”, with Jennifer Hudson, David Hudson, Harold Clarke and Marianne Stewart, aimed at Politics & Gender, (impact factor: 1.024, ranked 64/163 in Political Science and 17/40 in Women’s Studies).
  • “Transnational Feminism and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for Transnational Activism”, with Rosie Peppin-Vaughn, aimed Gender and Development (impact factor: 1.353, ranked 24/55 in Planning and Development).
  • “Gendered Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Coalitions: Tonga’s ‘Women in Leadership” Coalition and Advocacy for the Ratification of CEDAW’, with Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson. Aimed at Gender, Work & Organisation (Impact Factor:1.325, ranked 10/40 in Women’s Studies).
  • “’Pestminster’, Politics and the Press: What’s the Problem?” aimed at International Journal of Press/Politics, (impact factor: 1.979, ranked 18 /163 in Political Science & 10/79 in Communication).
  • “Tracing the Evolution, Structure and Content of Gender and Institutions Research”, with David Hudson, Bridi Rice and Chris Roche, aimed at Politics & Gender, (impact factor: 1.024, ranked 64/163 in Political Science and 17/40 in Women’s Studies). Draft presented at 2017 Gender Institutions & Change Conference.
  • “Mediating Masculinity: Gender and Reporting on Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump’s 2016 Debate Performances”, with Emily Harmer and Heather Savigny, aimed at Politics and Gender, (impact factor: 1.024, ranked 64/163 in Political Science and 17/40 in Women’s Studies).

GRANTS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2016                  Departmental Teaching Award, UCL

2016                  UCL School of Public Policy Summer School Scholarship (£1500)

2015                  ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit Scholarship (£3000)

2012-2015           ESRC PhD Studentship (£16,000 per annum + fees)

2013                  UCL School of Public Policy Summer School Scholarship (£400)

2010                  Women’s Campaign School at Yale partial fee scholarship ($250)

2008-2010          National Alliance of Women’s Organisations MA fees scholarship (£2000)

 SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

08.06.2017         European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Lausanne

03.04.2017         Gender Institutions & Change Conference, University of Manchester

15.09.2015          Politics & Policy Conference, University of Bristol

20.06.2015         Rethinking Right-Wing Women Conference, University of Oxford

09.06.2015         Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration, London School of Economics

20.09.2014         American Political Science Association, Washington, DC

INVITED TALKS

18.11.2015           “Signs of Progress, Framing BAME Women at the 2010 General Election”, Bournemouth University

04.10.2015          “Politics and Intersectionality”, Get Out the Vote, New York City, October 4th, 2015

25.03.2015          “Gender and Descriptive Representation”, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University

09.03.2015         “Intersectional Stereotypes and Political Campaigns by African American Women”, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University

24.11.2014          “More Women Can Run”, London School of Economics Institute of Public Affairs

MEDIA

2018                  “Global Campaigns for Gender Equality in Education: Whose Voices?” (with Rosie Peppin-Vaughan), London International Development Centre

2017                  “Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone” (with David Hudson), The Conversation

2011                  “Female Decision-Makers Set to Lose Out in Britain”, Ms Magazine

2010                  “Should Women be Given a Shortcut to the Top?”, Cosmopolitan Magazine

2010                  “Gender Quotas in the Shadow Cabinet”, LBC Radio interview

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2016                  Advanced Survey and Experimental Methods Summer School, Essex/Nuffield

2016                  Quantitative Methods for Discourse Analysis, ESRC/Warwick University

2014                  Arena One Gateway Teaching Workshop, UCL

2013                  Content Analysis Methods School, European Consortium for Political Research

2010                  Women’s Campaign School at Yale, Yale University

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2017-current       Co-convener, Women & Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association

2015-2016           Mentor, Department of Political Science, UCL

2013-2015           Chair, Postgraduate Network, Political Studies Association

2013-2014          Student Academic Representative, Department of Political Science, UCL

 PEER REVIEW FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

  • Journal of Comparative Politics
  • West European Politics
  • International Journal of Press/Politics
  • Politics, Groups & Identities
  • Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
  • Political Research Quarterly

CONFERENCES CONVENED

2018                  Women’s Political Representation Since 1918, Houses of Parliament (PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group, The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, Birkbeck University, and the Inter Parliamentary Union)

2018                      GenderResurgent Nationalism & Masculinist Politics in the US & Europe, APSA Short Course

2018                  At the Intersections, University of Birmingham (PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group, PSA Early Career Network and BSA Race & Ethnicity Specialist Group)

2016                  Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe, University of Edinburgh.

2014                  PSA Postgraduate Network Professional Development Conference, UCL

2013                  PSA Postgraduate Network Annual Conference, University of Oxford

SOFTWARE PACKAGES

  • Stata
  • Nvivo
  • Endnote
  • Microsoft Office

LANGUAGES

  • English (native)
  • Swedish (excellent)
  • Norwegian and Danish (sufficient for research purposes)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-2012           Office of Harriet Harman QC MP | Diary and Correspondence Coordinator

2010-2011           National Alliance of Women’s Organisations I Coordinator