Elizabeth’s research explores the relationship between social movements, political parties and political representation, and is framed by an intersectional theoretical approach. Her work has been funded by the ESRC, British Academy and Government Equalities Office. She is the author of two books, her latest (The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms) provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of the impact of intersectionality and neoliberalism on feminist engagement with the state in the UK and US. Her work has been published in a wide range of journals including most recently in: Political Studies, Party Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Women’s Studies International Forum, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is co-editor of a forthcoming book Confronting Privileges: Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements with Eléonore Lépinard (Routledge) and co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Politics & Gender on women’s political parties.
She is a co-founding Editor of the European Journal of Politics and Gender and a past convenor of both the European Conference on Politics and Gender and the PSA’s Women and Politics group.
Elizabeth was awarded her PhD in 2009 and has previously been a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol 2012-2016, Kingston University 2010-2012 and held an ESRC Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Bristol 2009-2010.
US Politics and Foreign Policy (Level 5)
Feminist Politics (Level 6)
Gender and Politics (Masters)
She has also previously taught courses on research methods, British politics, identity politics and political protest.
Area of Supervision
Elizabeth is currently supervising one PhD student working on queer politics and homonationalism in the UK and one visiting PhD student working on self-help activism. She is interested in supervising projects exploring gender and politics, feminist activism, political protest, US Politics, and political representation.
Evans, E. and Kenny, M. 2018. ‘The Women’s Equality Party: Emergence, Organisation and Challenges.’ Political Studies doi.org/10.1177/0032321718812885
Evans, E. 2016. ‘Feminist Allies and Strategic Partners: Exploring the Relationship Between Feminist Activists, the Women’s Movement and Political Parties’ Party Politics 22(5): 631-640
Evans, E. 2016. ‘Diversity Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Descriptive Representation in the US and UK’ Parliamentary Affairs 69(3): 569-585
Evans, E. 2015. The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms: Neoliberalism, Intersectionality and the State in Britain and the US. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Evans, E. 2015. ‘What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and Why the Third Wave Narrative Works for Contemporary Feminists’ International Feminist Journal of Politics 18(3) 409-428
Evans, E and P. Chamberlain. 2015. ‘Critical Waves: Exploring Feminist Identity, Discourse and Praxis in Western Feminism’ Social Movement Studies 14(4): 396-409
Media appearances, grants and awards
Elizabeth is currently working on a project funded by the Government Equalities Office exploring disability and political representation with Dr Stefanie Reher.
Evans, Elizabeth. 2015. The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms: Neoliberalism, Intersectionality and the State in Britain and the US. Basingstoke: Palgrave. ISBN 978-1-137-29526-2
Evans, Elizabeth. 2011. Gender and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women? Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0719083471
Evans, Elizabeth and Kenny, Meryl. 2019. The Women’s Equality Party: Emergence, Organisation and Challenges. Political Studies, ISSN 0032-3217
Ahrens, Petra; Celis, Karen; Childs, Sarah; Engeli, Isabelle; Evans, Elizabeth and Mugge, Liza. 2018. Politics and Gender: Rocking Political Science and Creating New Horizons. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 1(1-2), pp. 3-16. ISSN 2515-1088
Mugge, Liza; Evans, Elizabeth and Engeli, Isabelle. 2016. Gender in European Political Science. Taking Stock and Future Directions. European Political Science, 16(3), pp. 281-291. ISSN 1680-4333
Evans, Elizabeth and Amery, Fran. 2016. Gender and Politics in the UK: Banished to the Sidelines. European Political Science, 15(3), pp. 314-321. ISSN 1680-4333
Evans, Elizabeth. 2016. Feminist Allies and Strategic Partners: Exploring the Relationship Between Feminist Activists, the Women’s Movement and Political Parties. Party Politics, 22(5), pp. 631-640. ISSN 1354-0688
Evans, Elizabeth. 2016. Diversity Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Descriptive Representation in the USA and UK. Parliamentary Affairs, 69(3), pp. 569-585. ISSN 0031-2290
Evans, Elizabeth. 2014. What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and Why the Third Wave Narrative Works for Contemporary Feminists. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 18(3), pp. 409-428. ISSN 1461-6742
Evans, Elizabeth and Chamberlain, Prudence. 2014. Critical Waves: Exploring Feminist Identity, Discourse and Praxis in Western Feminism. Social Movement Studies, 14(4), pp. 396-409. ISSN 1474-2837
Childs, Sarah; Evans, Elizabeth and Webb, Paul. 2013. Quicker than a Consultation at the Hairdressers’ Abortion and the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 2008. New Genetics and Society, 32(2), pp. 110-134. ISSN 1463-6778
Ross, Karen; Evans, Elizabeth; Harrison, Lisa; Shears, Mary and Wadia, Khursheed. 2013. The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election. International Journal of Press/Politics, 18(1), pp. 3-20. ISSN 1940-1612
Evans, Elizabeth and Harrison, Lisa. 2012. Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral Systems and Party Strategy Effects. Journal of Legislative Studies, 18(2), pp. 242-260. ISSN 1357-2334
Evans, Elizabeth. 2012. From Finance to Equality: The Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests by Men and Women MPs in the House of Common. Representation, 48(2), pp. 183-196. ISSN 0034-4893
Childs, Sarah and Evans, Elizabeth. 2012. Out of the Hands of the Parties: Women’s Descriptive Representation in the UK 2010-2015. The Political Quarterly, 83(4), pp. 742-748. ISSN 0032-3179
Evans, Elizabeth. 2012. Selecting the ‘right sort’: Patterns of Political Recruitment at British By-elections. Parliamentary Affairs, 65(1), pp. 195-213. ISSN 0031-2290
Evans, Elizabeth and Sanderson-Nash, Emma. 2011. From Sandals to Suits: Professionalisation, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 4(13), pp. 459-473. ISSN 1369-1481
Evans, Elizabeth. 2011. Two Heads are Better than One? Assessing the Implications of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition for UK Politics. Political Science, 63(1), pp. 45-60. ISSN 0098-4612
Ashe, Jeanette; Campbell, Rosie; Childs, Sarah and Evans, Elizabeth. 2010. Stand by your man: Women’s Political Recruitment at the 2010 General Election’. British Politics, 5(4), pp. 455-480. ISSN 1369-1481
Evans, Elizabeth. 2008. Supply and Demand: Women Candidates and the Liberal Democrats. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 4(10), pp. 590-606. ISSN 1369-1481