Professor Elizabeth Evans

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Position Professor in Politics
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Professor Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth's work explores the relationships between social movements, political parties and political representation. Her work has received funding from ESRC, British Academy, Government Equalities Office, and the ISRF. She won the 2022 Political Studies Association Joni Lovenduski Prize. She's the author of two books, and co-edited Confronting Privileges: Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements with Eléonore Lépinard (2020). Her latest book, Disability and Political Representation with Stefanie Reher, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. She's published in a wide range of journals including: Sociological Review, International Political Science Review, Politics & Gender, Political Studies, BJPIR and Party Politics. Elizabeth is a co-founding Editor of the European Journal of Politics and Gender, former convenor of the ECPR's group on Politics and Gender, ECPG, and the PSA's Women and Politics Group. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Politics.

Teaching and Supervision

Publications and research outputs


Evans, Elizabeth. 2015. The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms: Neoliberalism, Intersectionality, and the State in Britain and the US. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137295262

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

Edited Book

Evans, Elizabeth and Lepinard, Eléonore, eds. 2020. Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements: Confronting Privileges. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9780367257859

Book Section

Evans, Elizabeth. 2019. Disability and Intersectionality: Patterns of Ableism in the Women’s Movement. In: Elizabeth Evans and Eléonore Lépinard, eds. Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements: Confronting Privileges. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9780367257859


Hiraide, Lydia Ayame and Evans, Elizabeth. 2023. Intersectionality and Social Movements: A Comparison of Environmentalist and Disability Rights Movements. Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837

Evans, Elizabeth and Reher, Stefanie. 2023. Gender, Disability and Political Representation: Understanding the Experiences of Disabled Women. European Journal of Politics and Gender, ISSN 2515-1088

Evans, Elizabeth. 2023. Disability Policy and UK Political Parties: Absent, present or absent-present citizens? Disability & Society, 38(10), pp. 1743-1762. ISSN 0968-7599

Evans, Elizabeth and Reher, Stefanie. 2022. Disability and Political Representation: Analysing the Obstacles to Elected Office in the UK. International Political Science Review, 43(5), pp. 697-712. ISSN 0192-5121

Evans, Elizabeth. 2022. Political Intersectionality and Disability Activism: Approaching and Understanding Difference and Unity. The Sociological Review, 70(5), pp. 986-1004. ISSN 0038-0261

Kenny, Meryl; Bjarnegard, Elin; Lovenduski, Joni; Childs, Sarah; Evans, Elizabeth and Verge, Tània. 2022. Reclaiming Party Politics Research. European Political Science, 20(1), pp. 123-138. ISSN 1680-4333

Evans, Elizabeth and Bussey-Chamberlain, Prudence. 2021. The Problems with Feminist Nostalgia: Intersectionality and White Popular Feminism. European Journal of Women's Studies, 28(3), pp. 353-368. ISSN 1350-5068

Ahrens, Petra; Erzeel, Silvia; Evans, Elizabeth; Kantola, Johanna; Kuhar, Roman and Lomardo, Emanuela. 2021. Gender and Politics Research in Europe: Towards a Consolidation of a Flourishing Political Science Subfield? European Political Science, 20(1), pp. 105-122. ISSN 1680-4333

Cowell-Meyers, Kimberly; Evans, Elizabeth and Shin, Ki-young. 2020. Women's Parties: A New Party Family. Politics & Gender, 16(1), pp. 4-25. ISSN 1743-923X

Evans, Elizabeth and Kenny, Meryl. 2020. Doing Politics Differently? Applying a Feminist Institutionalist Lens to the UK's Women's Equality Party. Politics & Gender, 16(1), pp. 26-47. ISSN 1743-923X

Evans, Elizabeth and Kenny, Meryl. 2019. The Women’s Equality Party: Emergence, Organisation and Challenges. Political Studies, 67(4), pp. 855-871. 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

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

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 the women’s movement and political parties. Party Politics, 22(5), pp. 631-640. ISSN 1354-0688

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. 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

Further profile content

Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups

Grants and awards

2020: ISRF Mid-Career Research Fellowship 2020-2021
Disability and Political Representation

2019: The EnAble Fund and Access to Elected Office (with Stefanie Reher)
Government Equalities Office

2014: Third Wave Feminism and Political Representation
British Academy

2009: ESRC Post Doctoral Fellowship
University of Bristol

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising students who work on gender, feminism, LGBTQ+, disability, social movements, political representation and political parties.

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