Joni Lovenduski

Professor Emirita at Birkbeck College, Visiting Professor and Global Institute for Women's Leadership Advisory Council Member, Kings College London


Professor Joni Lovenduski writes about the politics of women’s political representation, political recruitment, equality policy and feminist politics. Her books include: Gendering Politics, Feminising Political Science (2015), Feminizing Politics  (2005),  State Feminism and Political Representation  (2005), The Hansard Report on  Women at the Top  2005 with Sarah Childs and Rosie Campbell;  Gender and Political Participation  (2004) with Pippa Norris and Rosie Campbell;  Women and European Politics (1986 ) Contemporary Feminist Politics (1993) with Vicky Randall;  Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament (1995) with Pippa Norris; and  High Tide or High Time for Labour Women  (1998) with Maria Eagle MP. Professor Lovenduski was co-editor of  The Politics of the Second Electorate  (1981), The New Politics of Abortion (1986), Gender and Party Politics (1993) and editor of Feminism and Politics (2000). Prizes include Political Studies Association Special Recognition Award for contributions to political studies (2007), the Gender and Politics Award of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics in 2007, the UK Political Studies Association’s Sir Isaiah Berlin prize for lifetime achievement in political studies in 2013, the ECPR lifetime achievement award for outstanding work in political science (2017) and the American Political Science Association George H. Hallett award for  Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament 1995, co-authored with Pippa Norris. In recognition of her research into gender equality she was awarded the degree of Doctoris honoris causa in Social Science by Edinburgh University in 2017.

Read more from Professor Joni Lovenduski: 

Joni Lovenduski (2020) The political representation of women: a feminist institutionalist perspective. In Maurizio Cotta and Frederic Russo (eds.) Research Handbook on Political Representation. Edward Elgar. 10.4337/9781788977098.

Celis, K. and Lovenduski, J. (2018) Power struggles: gender equality in political representation, European Journal of Politics and Gender, vol 1, no 1-2, 149-66, DOI: 10.1332/251510818X15272520831085

Joni Lovenduski (1998) Gendering Research in Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science Vol 1. 333-356.