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Meet the editorial team

Read the new team's vision for the journal

The European Journal of Politics and Gender's editorial team has a wide range of expertise and global networks:

Philip Ayoub

Phillip Ayoub, Co-Lead Editor

Professor in the Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy at University College London, UK

Professor Ayoub’s research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, LGBTQA rights, European integration, sexuality and gender, norm diffusion and the study of social movements. He is particularly interested in how the transnational mobilisation of marginalised peoples and international channels of visibility influence socio-legal change across states.

Professor Ayoub’s research expertise is centred around Western and Eastern Europe, with particularly close ties to Germany, Italy and Poland.

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Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo, Co-Lead Editor

Professor of Gender and Politics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK 

Women are underrepresented in politics across the globe. Professor Piscopo's research explains why women’s exclusion matters and how it can change.

Professor Piscopo is a leading expert on the adoption, design, and implementation of electoral gender quotas– laws that require political parties to run certain proportions of women candidates. She also studies gender and women in formal politics, elections, parliaments/legislatures, political representation and political behaviour.

Her research expertise is centred around Latin America and the USA, with close ties to Mexico, Chile and Uruguay.

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Elin Bjarnegård

Elin Bjarnegård, Associate Editor

Associate Professor, Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr Bjarnegård’s research and teaching interests span the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on gender; including the impact of parties, electoral laws, and networks on political recruitment; the role of informal institutions in politics; the explicit gendering of men and masculinities; the adoption of gender equality policies; women, peace, and security; the attitudes to and dynamics of violence during conflict; and authoritarianism.

Dr Bjarnegård’s research expertise is centred around Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Myanmar. Elin also has close ties to Tanzania and the Netherlands.

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Jaimie Bleck

Jaimie Bleck, Associate Editor

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA

Dr Bleck specialises in African politics with a focus on democratisation, education, participation, civil society, youth and citizenship.

Her research expertise is centred around West Africa, with close ties to Mali and Côte d’Ivoire. She is also a Research Associate with the African Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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Deondra Rose

Deondra Rose, Associate Editor

Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Political Science and History, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, USA

Dr Rose’s research focuses on US higher education policy; political behaviour, American political development and the politics of inequality, particularly in relation to gender, race and socioeconomic status.

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Stuart J Turnbull-Dugarte

Stuart J Turnbull-Dugarte, Associate Editor

Associate Professor in Quantitative Political Science, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Turnbull-Dugarte’s research lies at the intersection of political sociology, behavioural science, party politics and electoral campaigning. He also has expertise in experimental methods, political psychology, and comparative European politics.

His research covers the UK and Western Europe, and he also has close ties to Spain and South Africa.

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We are so excited to lead the European Journal of Politics and Gender. Our vision is straightforward: to publish cutting-edge, topical, and timely research on gender and politics. In doing so, we will showcase the diversity of approaches, emphases, methods, and traditions that, taken together, reflect the dynamism and creativity of the field.

We will step-up promotion of the journal and encourage submission from scholars working on gender, sexuality, and intersectionality in all areas of political science, politics, and adjacent fields; at all career stages; using all methodologies; and in the Global South and Global North.

We also contemplate a variety of new initiatives, including:

  • exploring models for changing our word-count limits to enhance submissions and ensure best citation practices;
  • soliciting articles for themed sections and special issues that address critical topics in the field;
  • developing a “how to” guide that can assist scholars from underrepresented groups and in underrepresented regions to be more successful upon first submission;
  • expanding the breadth of and enhancing opportunities to contribute to the gender updates section;
  • increasing submissions and fine-tuning processes to maintain the journal’s commitment to timely turnarounds that deliver useful and supportive reviews.


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