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Gender, Politics and Society Research Group
Our research explores the role of gender in politics and society.
While gender equality has increased during the last few decades in most countries around the world, women are still underrepresented in major public roles and more likely to face gender discrimination in society. At the same time, we observe a global backlash against gender and LGBTQ+ equality.
Bringing together scholars from different disciplines across the University of Bath, our research focuses on topics like:
- political representation
- the workplace
- reproductive rights
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Our research and the expertise of our researchers contributes to our MA Gender and Politics course.
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Dr Fran Amery and Dr Aurelien Mondon explore Britain’s moral panic over the trans “threat” and how it's often promoted by people who see themselves as liberals.
Dr Jennifer Thomson explores how the idea of feminist foreign policy is expanding, with a focus on factors weakening its potential to address major injustices.
Dr Mel Channon, Dr Fran Amery and Dr Jennifer Thomson talk about the severe menstrual taboos that are prevalent in Nepal, despite law changes in the country.
Dr Jennifer Thomson and Dr Sophie Whiting talk about how major states are engaging with the UN’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
Dr Ana Catalano Weeks and Dr Hilde Coffé look at if the rise of high-profile women in radical right populist parties is a step toward better representation.