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Professor Georgina Waylen

Co-Director
University of Manchester

Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester. Prior to this she was a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. She was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, California; in 2003 she was a visiting fellow in the Department of Political Studies, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; and in 2005 she was visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University, Canada. She has been on the editorial board of Politics and Gender since its establishment in 2003 and became one of its co-editors in July 2007. Her main research interests are in the fields of international/comparative politics, with a focus on gender and politics, international political economy, transitions to democracy, governance and globalization.

Her current research interests focus broadly on democratisation, global political economy and governance. At the moment she is working on a large study of gender and global political economy which will become a book. Together with Prof Shirin Rai (Warwick), Prof Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck) and Dr Sarah Childs (Bristol), from October 2007 she will be conducting research on 'Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliaments: Disciplining Representation' as part of a Leverhulme Programme of the same name. Extending her ESRC funded work on transitions to democracy she is also investigating gender and post conflict institution-building together with Prof Elizabeth Harvey at the University of Nottingham.