Professor of Politics, University of Manchester

Georgina Waylen came to Manchester on April 1 2012 as Professor of Politics. Prior to this she was a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and she previously taught at the Universities of Salford and East Anglia. She has also held visiting positions at Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2005, the University of Witswatersrand, South Africa 2003, and Stanford University, USA 1996.

She is on the editorial board of Politics & Gender, and the ESRC Peer Review College. She is a co-director of the Feminsm and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is currently the PI for a five year European Research Council Advanced Grant 'Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective' (see for more details).

Research Interests:
My main research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics/political economy with a focus on gender and politics, international political economy, transitions to democracy, and governance and institutions.

Her publications include:
New Frontiers of Feminist Political Economy, (co-edited with Shirin Rai), Routledge, 2013
Engendering Transitions; Women Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes, Oxford University Press, 2007.


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    Professor of Politics, University of Manchester