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Gender and Politics

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Political and Social Science
Political Science and Administration
Research Area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Gender and Politics
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
Gender and Politics is a group that develops research on political science from gender and intersectionality perspectives and on gender equality policies. Prof Emanuela Lombardo and Prof María Bustelo direct the group in the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of Madrid Complutense University. The group's research lines include: gender equality policies in Europe; gender mainstreaming; political intersectionality; political representation and gender; policy implementation and gender; evaluation and gender; Europeanization of gender equality policies; feminist political analysis; resistances/opposition to gender equality policies; populism and feminist politics; democratic backsliding and gender in Europe; gender equality policies in university settings. The group has been evaluated as "excellent" by the Ministry of Research. It has directed and participated in several European Union and Spanish research projects on gender and politics, and organizes periodical research seminars (see The group"s PIs at UCM currently coordinate the following research projects (see CCINDLE: CO-CREATING INCLUSIVE INTERSECTIONAL DEMOCRATIC SPACES ACROSS EUROPE Funding: HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 Ref: 101061256. UNISAFE (Ending Gender-based violence) Grant agreement no. 101006261 Funding: European Commission H2020 web:
Research lines / projects proposed
-Processes of democratic backsliding in the European Union from gender perspectives in intersection with inequalities of class, race, ethnicity and sexuality- Populism and feminist politics in the European Union - Opposition to gender equality -Feminism and democracy - Gender and academia/university/science

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
- Political science or sociology PhD - Excellent English skills Letter of motivation; CV; one piece of research work authored by the researcher (article, paper, or chapter) that they consider representative of their work

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