Nancy McLennan

Political Science and International Studies

PhD Researcher in Political Science and International Relations (ESRC 1+3)
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Transnational feminist organising: pathways from protest to policy

My research focuses on the role of transnational feminist movements in the development of transformative policy to end violence against women. An exploration of the methods and means of contemporary praxis will be undertaken using a feminist standpoint approach. An analysis of lived experiences, facilitated by close engagement with the Everywoman Everywhere Coalition, will be interpreted with reference to dominant conceptual frameworks advanced by social movement theorists. My research interests reflect my ten years of professional experience at the UN supporting governments develop participatory policy and my active engagement in women’s movements working to end violence against women.

Research supervisors: Professor Jutta Weldes, Dr Maud Perrier