Doctoral research

Current gender-related PhD research

Recent publications by PhD students

See the best writing from our students

Where you can find some of our former PhD students

  • Dr Audrey Reeves is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Virginia Tech.
  • Dr Elisa Wynne-Hughes is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Cardiff.
  • Dr Penny Griffin is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
  • Dr Ana Jordan is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Lincoln.
  • Prof Johanna Kantola is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Tampere in Finland.
  • Dr Rosa Malley was previously Special Projects Officer at Hacked Off and currently works for the law firm Mishcon de Reya.
  • Dr Christina Rowley is head of International Strategy at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  • Dr Laura Shepherd is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of New South Wales in Australia
  • Dr Carole Sparey is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham.

Interested in joining us?

GRC doctoral research is housed within SPAIS.  If you would like to find out more, please consult the list of supervisory interests and the GRC members list.

For application information

Potential PhD supervision areas include:

  • Citizenship
  • Equality
  • Family
  • Feminist theories
  • Gender and development
  • Gender and in/security
  • Gender and IR theories
  • Gender and marriage migration
  • Gender and peacekeeping/post-conflict reconstruction
  • Gender and world politics
  • Inequality; poverty
  • Masculinities and femininities
  • Parenting; fatherhood
  • Political participation, parties and parliaments
  • Representation
  • Sexualities
  • Social policy
  • Women's movements
  • Work; employment
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