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Gender, Institutions and Change Conference- Feminist Institutionalism after 10 years

Our final project conference took place at the Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester on 3rd and 4th April 2017. The conference brought together international scholars with an interest in the study of gender and institutions as well as experts in the field of Feminist Institutionalism.

Conference details

Our International Conference was held on 3-4 April 2017 and was the final event of the UIC- Gender project. The overall aims of the conference were to:

  • to take stock of where we are
  • bring together the latest research, empirical or theoretical
  • and to discuss future research agendas for the gendered analysis of institutions, institutional change and feminist institutionalism

For further details of the programme and to view all the paper abstracts please see our conference website.


Invited speakers included:

  • Elin Bjarnegaard (Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Development Studies, Uppsala University)
  • Louise Chappell (Professor of Politics, University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Sarah Childs  (Professor of Politics and Gender, University of Bristol)
  • Susan Franceschet (Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary)
  • Meryl Kenny (Lecturer of Politics, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mona Lena Krook (Associate Professor of Political Science)
  • Vivien Lowndes (Professor of Public Policy, University of Birmingham)
  • Fiona Mackay (Dean and Professor of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mieke Verloo (Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Radboud Universiteit)
  • Laurel Weldon (Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Purdue University Policy Research Institute