Dr Elizabeth Evans

Staff details

PositionSenior Lecturer in Politics
Email elizabeth.evans (@gold.ac.uk)
Twitter@DrLizJEvans
Dr Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth's research centres around gender and politics. Her work explores the interaction between gender, feminist activism and political representations in formal and informal locations, and has been funded by the ESRC and British Academy. Her second book analysed debates and developments within feminism and activism in the US and UK, providing a theoretical and empirical analysis of the impact of intersectionality and neoliberalism on feminist engagement with the state. She is particularly interested in feminist praxis and the contentious relationship between the women's movement and formal politics.

Her work provides a comparative analysis of gender and politics and in particular, the influence that political systems have upon the interaction between the women's movement and the state. She has explored specific policy areas, such as reproductive justice, alongside the multiple modes and tactical repertoires of the feminist movement.

She has published widely on the gendered dimensions of descriptive, substantive and symbolic political representation and explored the role for feminist politics within political parties in both the US and UK. Her work has analyzed the limitations of formal politics for advancing women's interests and has highlighted the multiple sites in which feminist interests are re(created) and contested.

Her current projects include: the dynamics of feminist protest in an age of neoliberalism; intersectionality as feminist praxis; and an exploration of the newly launched Women's Equality Party.

Teaching

Elizabeth was Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol 2012-2016, where she taught courses on US Politics and Political Protest. Prior to this she was a a Lecturer at Kingston University 2010-2012 and held an ESCR Post Doctoral fellowship at the University of Bristol 2009-2010.

Current teaching:

US Politics and Foreign Policy (Level 5)

Feminist Politics (Level 6)

Identity Politics (Masters)

Area of Supervision

Elizabeth is interested in supervising projects exploring gender and politics, feminist activism, political protest, US Politics, and political representation.

Recent Publications

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

 

Publications

Book

The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms: Neoliberalism, Intersectionality and the State in Britain and the US
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

Gender and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women?
Evans, Elizabeth. 2011. Gender and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women? Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0719083471

Article

'Representing Women? The Emergence, Organisation and Impact of the Women's Equality Party'
Evans, Elizabeth and Kenny, Meryl. 2018. 'Representing Women? The Emergence, Organisation and Impact of the Women's Equality Party'. Political Studies, ISSN 0032-3217

Politics and Gender: Rocking Political Science and Creating New Horizons
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. 3-52. ISSN 2515-1088

Intersectionality as Feminist Praxis in the UK
Evans, Elizabeth. 2016. Intersectionality as Feminist Praxis in the UK. Women's Studies International Forum, 59, pp. 67-75. ISSN 0277-5395

Feminist Allies and Strategic Partners: Exploring the Relationship Between Feminist Activists, the Women’s Movement and Political Parties
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

Gender in European Political Science. Taking Stock and Future Directions
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

Gender and Politics in the UK: Banished to the Sidelines
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

Diversity Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Descriptive Representation in the USA and UK
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

What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and Why the Third Wave Narrative Works for Contemporary Feminists
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

Critical Waves: Exploring Feminist Identity, Discourse and Praxis in Western Feminism
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

Quicker than a Consultation at the Hairdressers’ Abortion and the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 2008
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

The Gender of News and News of Gender: A Study of Press Coverage of the 2010 British General Election
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

Candidate Selection in British Second Order Elections: A Comparison of Electoral Systems and Party Strategy Effects
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

From Finance to Equality: The Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests by Men and Women MPs in the House of Common
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

Out of the Hands of the Parties: Women’s Descriptive Representation in the UK 2010-2015
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

Selecting the ‘right sort’: Patterns of Political Recruitment at British By-elections
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

From Sandals to Suits: Professionalisation, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats
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

Two Heads are Better than One? Assessing the Implications of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition for UK Politics
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

Stand by your man: Women’s Political Recruitment at the 2010 General Election’
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

Supply and Demand: Women Candidates and the Liberal Democrats
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