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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

2008-2020 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



2018-current   Goldsmiths University | Associate Lecturer: Feminist Politics (Autumn Term)

2014 -current  University College London | Teaching Fellow: Qualitative Methods (Spring Term)

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

2017                  UNESCO / UCL Institute of Education | Consultant: Gendered analysis of Global Education Monitor

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

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

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

2015                  LSE | Research Assistant: Gender, Inequality and Power Commission

2015                  Bournemouth University / Fawcett Society | Research Assistant: ‘Women and the UK 2015 General Election’

2015                  Rutgers University | Visiting Scholar, Eagleton Institute of Politics and Center for American Women and Politics (ESRC-funded program)

2014                  University of Munich / Mannheim Centre for European Social Research | Research Assistant: Euromanifestos Project

2013                  University College London | Teaching Fellow: Quantitative Methods



  • (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: 1.979, ranked 18 /163 in Political Science & 10/79 in Communication)


  • (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: 1.024, ranked 64/163 in Political Science and 17/40 in Women’s Studies)


  • (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: 1.28, ranked 55/161 in the Political Science and 58/142 in Sociology)



  • (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



  • (forthcoming, 2018) A Gendered Analysis of the 2017 Global Education Monitor (with Elaine Unterhalter and Alice North), UNESCO


  • (forthcoming, 2018) Gendered Thinking and Working Politically (with David Hudson), Developmental Leadership Program / Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


  • (2016) Case Study: The Women in Leadership coalition- thinking and working politically and advocacy for the ratification of CEDAW in Tonga (with Jennifer vanHeerde–Hudson), Pacific Leadership Program / Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT),


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


  • (2015) Gendered Election Analysis (with Heather Savigny), Fawcett Society


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



·       (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



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



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



  • “’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). Draft presented at January 2018 Birkbeck roundtable. Rese


  • “Tracing the Evolution, Structure and Content of Gender and Institutions arch”, 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.


  • “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)


  • “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).


  • “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 Developmental (impact factor: 1.353, ranked 24/55 in Planning and Development).



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)

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

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

2005                  Prize for best Scandinavian Literature essay, University of Edinburgh

2004                  Swedish Institute Scholarship, Advanced Swedish Language 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                  European Consortium for Political Research, Content Analysis Methods School

2010                  Women’s Campaign School at Yale, Yale University



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



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                  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



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



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