Group members

The Gender research group brings together researchers with expertise in topics connected to gender, from disciplines across the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law and other faculties within the University.

Group lead

Dr Rutvica AndrijasevicSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: migrant labour, gender, national state power, and global firms.

Group members

Prof Bridget AndersonSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: citizenship, nationalism, immigration enforcement (including ‘trafficking’), and care labour.
 
Dr Katie BalesUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: immigration, welfare and labour law with a developing interest in political economy and post-colonial theory - her interest in gender runs through all of these themes.
 
Prof Lois BibbingsUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: Law, gender and history. She has written about violence, sexuality and the body. An interest in men, masculinities and history is reflected in her work on conscientious objectors to military service.
 
Prof Terrell CarverSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests:fFeminist theory and women’s politics; post-structuralist studies of gender and sexuality, including co-authored and co-edited volumes on the work of Judith Butler.
 
Dr Katharine CharsleySchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: gender, the family, migration and transnationalism, with a particular focus on marriage and migration (including the neglected experiences of migrant husbands).
 
Dr Helen CramerBristol Medical School
Research interests: social and medical anthropology and an ongoing interest in gender.
 
Prof Esther DermottSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: families, parenting, fathers, intimacy, poverty, inequality and gender.
 
Dr Maria Fannin, School of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the social and economic implications of bioscientific research, and specifically the collection and exchange of human biological materials.
 
Prof Marianne HesterSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: methodological and conceptual approaches to the study of sexuality, gender and feminist theory in many different contexts of gender based violence (including different organisational, institutional and country contexts).
 
Cassandra JonesSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: gender; critical studies on men and masculinities; sexuality; intersectionality; violence(s); community and community approaches to prevention; quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and mix method approaches to examining violence(s).
 
Dr Julie MacleavySchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: gendered political economy, and the gendered dimensions of contemporary state regulation.
 
Dr Andrea MatolcsiSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: prostitution, trafficking for sexual exploitation, sexual violence and violence against women and girls generally.
 
Prof Tonia NovitzUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: individual and collective labour law, human rights mechanisms and also EU and external trade.
 
Prof Sarah PayneSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: gender equity in health and access to health-care.
 
Dr Mary PhillipsSchool of Economics, Finance & Management
Research interests: developing an ethics of organization that encompasses gender and the body and which draws on post-structuralist feminisms to inform the social responsibility agenda.
 
Helen Thomas-HughesUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: co-productive and participatory methodology, socio-legal perspectives of social movements, structure and governance in charitable organisations, poverty, social exclusion and women’s dissent and, questions of voice, representation and community in development and research contexts.
 
Dr Sheena VachhaniUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests: themes of embodiment, difference, ethics, identity and the feminine in organisation, with a particular interest in feminist post-structuralism.
 
Prof Jutta WeldesSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: international relations theory, in/security, US foreign policy, popular culture and world politics and gender and world politics.
 
Dr Emma WilliamsonSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: the area of gender-based violence which has included research on health, law, social policy, and service interventions, with a keen interest in research ethics.
 
Dr Junko YamashitaSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: welfare, care, families, intergenerational relations, inequality and gender, using comparative analysis of East Asian and European welfare systems.
 
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