Jennifer Thomson


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Research interests

Jennifer joined the Department in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Comparative Politics. She currently convenes the MA in Gender and Politics

Her core research and teaching interests are in gender and politics, broadly defined. Her current work focuses on:

From 2018-2019, she was CoI on the GCRF funded project "Menstrual Taboos and Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Nepal." With Mel Channon (SPS) and Fran Amery (PoLIS). this ongoing project addresses taboos around menstruation in Nepal and the relationship between menstrual rights and wider human rights discourse.

She is the author of Abortion Law and Political Institutions: Explaining Policy Resistance (Palgrave, 2019). Her work has been published in, amongst others, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations and the International Political Science Review.

As a former Managing Editor of the LSE British Politics and Policy blog, she has a keen interest in using blogs and social media to promote academic research.



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