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Jennifer joined the University of Bath in September 2017. From 2022-2025 she is PI on the ESRC New Investigator project Gender in Foreign Policymaking: the academic and policy implications of feminist foreign policy. From 2018-2019, she was Co-I on the GCRF funded project Menstrual Taboos and Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Nepal. She is a member of the GW4 Menstruation and Mental Health Research Community, funded by a GW4 Generator Award. 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:
- gender and foreign policy, and particularly the concept of a 'feminist' foreign policy;
- the Women, Peace and Security agenda;
- women’s rights in post-conflict divided societies;
- sexual and reproductive health and rights in international policy-making.
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.
She acts as Athena Swan Champion for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 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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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/02/22 → 31/01/25
Project: Research council
1/06/21 → 30/11/21
Thomson, J., 31 Dec 2022, Feminist IR in Europe: Knowledge Production in Academic Institutions. Stern, M. & Towns, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 115-133 19 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen Access
Thomson, J., 1 Jun 2022, In: European Journal of Politics and Gender. 5, 2, p. 173-190 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Right-Wing Populism and Gender: European Perspectives and Beyond. Edited by Gabriele Dietze and Julia Roth. Transcript Verlag, 2020. 286 pp. $41.85 (paperback). DOI: 10.1515/9783839449806. The Gender Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary. By Eva Fodor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. 117 pp. Open Access. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-85312-9. Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment. By Agnieska Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk. Routledge, 2022. 212 pp. $160 (hardcover). DOI: 10.4324/9781003133520.Thomson, J., 8 Jul 2022, (Acceptance date) In: Politics & Gender.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans in anti-gender governments: The cases of Brazil and PolandThomson, J. & Whiting, S., 2 Aug 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: European Journal of International Security.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access