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Professor Louise Chappell

Co-Director
The University of New South Wales

Louise Chappell is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales. Her current research includes a project on the implementation of the gender provisions of the International Criminal Court as well as international collaborative research with other members of FIIN on Rethinking political institutions: integrating gender and neo-institutionalist perspectives. Along with Jill Vickers, Louise is also the co-director of the Feminist International Network on State Architectures. In 2008 Louise was a visiting fellow in Political Science at Leiden University and in 2005 held the Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Louise has published articles in a range of journals including: International Feminist Journal of Politics, Australian Journal of Political Science, Parliamentary Affairs, and the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Her book Gendering Government: Feminist Engagement with the State (UBC Press 2002) won the prestigious Victoria Schuck Award granted by the American Political Science Association in 2003 for the best book in the field of women and politics as well as the 2004 American Library Association Choice Award.  Others books include The Politics of Women's Interests (Routledge 2006) and No Fit Place for Women? Women and Politics in New South Wales 1856-2006, co-edited with Deborah Brennan (UNSW Press 2006).

Recent publications include: 

Chappell L 2010 ‘Comparative Gender and Institutions: Directions for Research' Perspectives on Politics 8:1. 

Chappell L 2009. The Politics of Human Rights in Australia with John Chesterman and Lisa Hill. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Chappell L 2008. 'Governing International Law through the International Criminal Court: A New Site for Gender Justice?' in Shirin Rai and Georgina Waylen eds. Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.

Chappell L 2008.'Women's Rights and Religious Opposition: The Politics of Gender at the International Criminal Court' in Yasmeen Abu-Laban ed. Gendering the Nation State: Canadian Comparative Perspectives. University of British Columbia Press.

Chappell L (co-authored), Teghtsoonian, K 2008 'The Rise and Decline of Women's Policy Machinery in British Columbia and New South Wales: A Cautionary Tale', International Political Science Review (2008), Vol. 29, No. 1, 29-51.