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Meryl Kenny - new FIIN co-director!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Meryl Kenny has agreed to be become FIIN's newest co-director. Meryl has been involved with FIIN from its inception in 2006 and was the network's inaugural Network Co-ordinator. Meryl has recently returned to the UK, from a research position at UNSW, to take up a Lectureship in the Politics Department at the University of Leciester. 

Read IPSR Editor's Choice: Gender and Political Institutions

The journal  International Political Science Review has published an Editor's Choice issue on Gender and Political Institutions   which is now available on Open Access [ click here] .  This brings together in one collection significant contributions on gendering political institutions.

New gender and parliamentary institutions network

In 2013 the Gender-Focused Parliamentary Institutions Research Network (GenParlNet) was established in Barcelona by Joan Grace and Marian Sawer to link researchers working in this field. It aims to help in developing a consistent approach to analysis and comparison of such bodies, which range  from standing committees and commissions to all-party parliamentary groups and women's caucuses. GenParlNet has organised two panels for the IPSA Congress in Montréal in July 2014 and will be organising panels for the ECPG Conference in Uppsala.

New Books on Gender and Political Recruitment

Congratulations to FIIN members Elin Bjarnegård and Meryl Kenny, whose books have been published with Palgrave Macmillan’s Gender and Politics series in 2013. Both monographs address the gendered dynamics of the ‘secret garden’ of candidate selection, contributing to a wider research agenda looking at the relationship between gender, institutions, and political recruitment.

Research Associate Post: Informal Institutions

The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate Post.

PhD Studentship

The University of Manchester invites applications for a three-year PhD studentship as part of a European Research Council grant on 'Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective' led by Georgina Waylen.