Dr Elizabeth Evans
Dr Elizabeth Evans
Lecturer in Politics
2.1, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 8402
Personal profileLecturer, University of Bristol, 2012-; Lecturer, Kingston University 2010-2012; ESRC Post Doc, University of Bristol 2009-2010.
I have published widely on issues of women's representation including analysis of institutional and systemic barriers to gender parity and on UK political parties and elections. My book Gender and the Liberal Democrats was published by Manchester University Press in 2011 and provides a feminist analysis of the party's response to the issue of women's representation.
I am currently working on a comparative project exploring third wave feminism in the UK and US. This research is both theoretical and empirical, providing a critical analysis of third wave concepts and ideas alongside interviews and focus groups conducted with feminist activists in the UK and US. The research focuses on four key strands: sexual politics; political representation; feminist identity and feminist activism. The research will be published as a monograph by Palgrave in 2014.
I am a co-convenor of ECPG, the ECPR's standing group on gender and politics http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/gender/?page_id=4 and Treasurer of the the PSA Women and Politics Group http://psawomenpolitics.wordpress.com/
Journal articles (select):
- Ross, K., Evans, E., Harrison, L., Shears, M and Wadia. K (2013) 'The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election' Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 18 (1): 3-20
- Childs, S., Evans, E and P. Webb (2013) "Abortion and the Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008: Quicker than a Consultation at the Hairdressers' New Genetics and Society, 32 (2): 110-134
- Childs, S and E. Evans(2012) ‘Taking it Out of the Hands of the Parties: Women’s Descriptive Representation in the UK 2010-2015’ The Political Quarterly, 83 (4): 742-748
- Evans. E (2012) ‘From Finance to Equality: The Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests by Men and Women MPs in the House of Commons’ Representation, 48 (2): 183 -196
- Evans, E and L. Harrison (2012) ‘Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral Systems and Party Strategy Effects’ Journal of Legislative Studies, 18 (2): 242-260
- Evans. E. (2012) ‘Selecting the ‘right sort’: Patterns of Political Recruitment at British By-elections’, Parliamentary Affairs, 65 (1): 195-213
- Evans, E. and E. Sanderson-Nash (2011) ‘From Sandals to Suits: Professionalisation, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 4 (13): 459-473.
- Evans, E. (2011) ‘Two Heads are Better than One? Assessing the Implications of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition for UK Politics’ Political Science, 63(1):45-60.
- Ashe, J., Campbell, R., Childs, S., and E. Evans (2010) ‘”Stand by your man” Women’s Political Recruitment at the 2010 General Election’ British Politics, 5 (4): 455-480.
- Evans, E. (2009) ‘Can Liberalism Be Feminist?’ Spring Edition, Journal of Liberal History, 62 (1) : 4-11.
- Evans, E.(2008) ‘Supply and Demand: Women Candidates and the Liberal Democrats’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 4 (10): 590-606.
- Evans, E. (2007) ‘Grassroots Influence: Pressure Groups within the Liberal Democrats’ The Political Quarterly, 78 (1): 95-103.
TeachingI am currently teaching: 21222 Politics and Policy Making in the UK 21226 Democracy and US Government
Fields of interest
UK/US political parties and elections, gender and politics
- Childs, S, Evans, E & Webb, P 2013, "Quicker than a consultation at the hairdressers": abortion and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. New Genetics and Society, vol 32., pp. 119-134
- Evans, E & Childs, SL 2013, Taking it Out of the Hands of the Parties: Women’s Descriptive Representation in the UK 2010-2015. The Political Quarterly, vol 83.
- Ross, K, Evans, E, Harrison, L, Shears, M & Wadia, K 2013, The gender of news and news of gender: a study of press coverage of the 2010 British General Election. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, vol 18., pp. 3-20
- Evans, E & Harrison, L 2012, Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral Systems and Party Strategy Effects. Journal of Legislative Studies, vol 18., pp. 242-260
- Evans, E 2012, The Liberal Democrats. in: G Baldini, J Hopkins (eds) Coalition Britain. Manchester (MUP), Manchester
- Evans, E 2012, Selecting the ‘right sort’: Patterns of Political Recruitment at British By-elections. Parliamentary Affairs, vol 65., pp. 195
- Evans, E 2012, From Finance to Equality: The Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests by Men and Women MPs in the House of Commons. Representation, vol 48., pp. 183-196
- Evans, E 2011, Gender and the Liberal Democrats. Manchester University Press
- Evans, E & Sanderson-Nash, E 2011, From Sandals to Suits: Professionalisation, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol 4., pp. 459-473
- Evans, E 2011, Two Heads are Better than One? Assessing the Implications of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition for UK Politics. Political Science, vol 63., pp. 45-60
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system