The Women and Politics Specialist Group provides a focus for PSA members – both women and men - whose research is concerned with women or gender; and is also a resource for women in the PSA. The group has a commitment to encourage the presence and visibility of women in the PSA and the discipline, while combating sexism. 

The Women and Politics Group was awarded the PSA Specialist Group of the Year Prize in 2014 for raising awareness of the study of politics and increasing the 'impact' of the discipline as a whole. 


Or contact the group's convenors at the addresses provided.



The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Shardia Briscoe-Palmer

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: De Montfort University

Laura Richards-Gray

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: Birkbeck University of London

Zoe Pflaeger Young

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: De Montfort University

Farah Hussain

Role: Communications & Events Officer
Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

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