IWD2022: #BreakTheBias (in Social Science)

IWD2022: #BreakTheBias (in Social Science)

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, ASEN Vice-President Daphne Halikiopoulou sits down with Petra Guasti, Anna Triandafyllidou, Rose de Geus, Erin Jenne, and Liz Carter to discuss equality in academia in general and in the social sciences in particular, what progress has been made, and what is still to be done to #BreakTheBias. Join us for what will be a fascinating conversation on Facebook Live or YouTube Live – members will receive an email invitation to join in on Zoom.

About the panellists

Dr Elisabeth Carter is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Keele University and Research Lead in the Centre for Comparative Politics and Policy. Her research focusses on elections, electoral systems and behaviour, party competition, and right-wing extremism and has written on these topics in books published by Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Sage, and in articles in the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of Political Ideologies, Representation, and West European Politics. Her PhD examined why right-wing extremist parties across Western Europe have experienced such varying levels of electoral success. She came to Keele in 2003 as a post-doctoral researcher within the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU) to work on a project on the Europeanization of national political parties before being appointed Lecturer in Politics in 2005 and Senior Lecturer in 2011, where she has been School Research Director, REF Lead for Politics and International Studies, and Postgraduate Research Student Director. I was also the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science from 2016 to 2018. Read more about Dr Carter at Keele.

Prof Erin Jenne is Professor of International Relations at Central European University in Vienna. She was a MacArthur Fellow at Stanford. Her first book, Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment (Cornell University Press, 2007) is the winner of Mershon Center’s Edgar S. Furniss Book Award in 2007 and was also named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. The book is based on her dissertation, which won the Seymour Martin Lipset Award for Best Comparativist Dissertation. She has published numerous book chapters and articles in International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Civil Wars, International Studies Review, Research and Politics, Journal of Democracy, Nationalities Papers and Ethnopolitics. Read more about Prof Jenne at CEU.

Dr Rose de Geus is Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Reading. Her research focusses on women in politics, elections, and comparative politics, particularly women’s voting behaviour; how voters view women politicians; and why women remain under-represented in politics. She has been a postdoc fellow at the University of Toronto, looking at Canadian elections, and at Nuffield College, Oxford, where she worked with the British election study team. Read more about Dr de Geus at Reading.

Prof Anna Triandafyllidou is Canada Excellence Research Chair at Ryerson University. She is engaged into a variety of projects on migration management with a special focus on the role of migrant agency, the interaction between different drivers of migration and the global governance of migration and asylum (including an interest in irregular migration). With regard to migrant integration, she has a special interest in issues of identity, diversity, nationalism and multicultural citizenship approaches. She is also looking into the governance of cultural and religious diversity in different world regions (Europe, Asia, the MENA region). Last but not least she is considering migration and migrant integration in relation to the wider processes of socio-economic and geopolitical transformation that characterise the 21st century. Read more about Prof Triandafyllidou at Ryerson.

Dr Petra Guasti is Associate Professor of Democratic Theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on the reconfiguration of the political landscape and revolves around three themes – representation, democratization, and populism – and has appeared in Democratic Theory, Democratization, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, European Political Science, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, Politics and Governance, East European Politics, and elsewhere. She serve as an expert for Bertelsmann Transformation Index, Sustainable Governance Indicators (for over a decade together with Dr. Zdenka Mansfeldova), and V-Dem since 2018. In 2020 she was appointed to the expert board of the Nation in Transit (Freedom House). Read more about Dr Guasti at Researchgate.

Prof Daphne Halikiopoulou is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Reading, Vice-President of ASEN, and Joint Editor-in-Chief of Nations and Nationalism. She has written extensively on nationalism and the cultural and economic determinants of far-right party support. She is the author of The Golden Dawn’s ‘Nationalist Solution’: explaining the rise of the far right in Greece (with Sofia Vasilopoulou) and numerous articles on European far-right parties. Her research appears in the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Government and Opposition, European Political Science Review, and Nations and Nationalism among others. In 2016, Daphne was the recipient of an American Political Science Association (APSA) European Politics and Society Section Best Paper Award for my co-authored article ‘Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining Cross-National Patterns of Far-Right Party Success in European Parliament Elections’ (with Tim Vlandas). Read more about Prof Halikiopoulou at Reading.