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Feminist Institutionalism at 10: conference 3-4 April 2017

The call for papers is open for an exciting international conference - hosted by the University of Manchester -which will set out the agenda for the next 10 years of feminist institutionalism!

It is more than a decade since gender scholars created the international network FIIN to develop feminist institutionalism as a distinctive new approach. Combining insights from gendered analysis and institutionalist theory, FI seeks to understand and explain the dynamics of gendered power inequalities in public and political life; and to analyse the promise and limits of institutional change for gender equality, equal participation, and women’s human rights.

A great deal has happened since then:

This International Conference will be held 3-4 April 2017 as the capstone event for the UIC Programme and offers opportunities to take stock of where we are; bring together the latest research – empirical and theoretical - that is both using and developing gendered institutional analyses; and to discuss future research agendas for the gendered analysis of institutions, institutional change and feminist institutionalism.

Confirmed speakers include: Elin Bjarnegård, Louise Chappell, Sarah Childs, Susan Franceschet, Meryl Kenny, Mona Lena Krook, Vivien Lowndes, Fiona Mackay, Sven Steinmo, Mieke Verloo, Georgina Waylen and Laurel Weldon.

The conference is open to all those interested in gendered institutional analysis. Early career scholars are particularly welcome. Panel proposals and paper abstracts (no more than 250 words) should be submitted to: by September 1 2016.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the conference please contact the organisers at


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