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Research interests

Jennifer joined the Department in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Comparative Politics.

Her core research and teaching interests are in gender and politics, broadly defined. Current work focuses on the concept of feminist foreign policy; reproductive rights during conflict; and women’s rights in post-conflict divided societies. From 2018-2019, she is CoI on the GCRF funded project "Menstrual Taboos and Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Nepal."

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, 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.

She currently co-convenes the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group.

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2014 2019

Abortion Law and Political Institutions: Explaining Policy Resistance

Thomson, J., 2019, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p. (Gender and Politics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Feminising politics, politicising feminism? Women in post-conflict Northern Irish politics

Thomson, J., 1 Jun 2019, In : British Politics. 14, 2, p. 181-197 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access

Northern Ireland has been forced to change its abortion law – here’s how it happened

Thomson, J., 22 Oct 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Abortion and Reproductive Rights in the Women, Peace and Security agenda

Pierson, C. & Thomson, J., 22 Mar 2018, 8 p. London School of Economics.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
UN Security Council