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New Marie Curie fellow

Congratulations to FIIN member and early career scholar,  Rosalind Cavaghan, who has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission.

The highly competitive  Intra European Fellowship (IEF) will enable Rosalind to undertake exciting new post-doctoral research on EU policy responses to the financial crisis. She will hold the fellowship at Raboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, where she will work with leading feminist political scientist Professor Mieke Verloo.

Research Associate Post

The University of Manchester invites applications for a two year post doctoral Research Associate post based in Politics. As part of a larger 5 year European Research Council grant on 'Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective' lead by Georgina Waylen, the post holder will work on a comparative project looking at how new institutions are gendered.

Congratulations! Waylen wins ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulations to FIIN co-director Georgina Waylen (University of Sheffield) who has won a coveted 2.2 million euro European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for a programme of work entitled Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective. Georgina will be leading a team of researchers on a series of interlinked projects over the next five years.ERC awards fund top European scientists to undertake groundbreaking "blue skies" research.

Justice for All Conference: The ICC at 10 years

FIIN co-director Louise Chappell has organised (with colleagues at UNSW) a major conference marking the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court.  Speakers included senior ICC officials including the incoming Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensoud (pictured), as well as a number of renowned academic, government and civil society experts on the Court. The two key objectives of the Conference were to examine the role and success of the ICC in achieving gender justice, and to analyse the participation of the Asia Pacific region in the ICC regime.

CPSA Workshop: Feminism and Institutions

On May 17, 2011, the Women, Gender and Politics section of the Canadian Political Science Association held a very successful half-day workshop titled Feminism and Institutions: Theory, Practice and Power at the CPSA Annual Meeting at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Praise for new FIIN Collection

The new FIIN collection Gender, Politics, and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011, is already attracting positive responses from scholars in the field of gender and politics and institutionalist analysis.