24.01.2022: What do we want? Equal Pay! When do we want it? 1970!

Professor Hazel Conley has recently published a blog for the University of the West of England HR, Work and Employment research group, outlining the progress made towards women’s equality from the starting points of our project, questioning how much has really changed and outlining some of the arguments on the road to equal pay. Read more at What do we want? Equal Pay! When do we want it? 1970!




Dr Ashlee Christoffersen, the project’s Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh has had several papers published in the last few months. Ashlee’s publication profile can be accessed at


Dr Ashlee Christoffersen is awarded 2020 Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize

As well as prolific publishing, we were delighted to learn that Ashlee was awarded the 2020 Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics.

The prize is awarded every two years to the best thesis in the field of gender and politics, which recognizes the best doctoral dissertation using gender and sexuality studies perspectives in political science, international relations, political philosophy, public policy and public administration. The prize is awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Gender and Politics as part of the European Conference on Politics and Gender.

Ashlee’s thesis “The politics of intersectional practice: Representation, coalition and solidarity” was praised as, “outstanding… for its intellectual innovation, rigour and depth of commitment to exploring intersectionality in practice. This work fills an important gap in gender and politics scholarship: the operationalization of intersectionality for empirical studies. She shows a firm commitment to drawing extensively on the intellectual contributions of Women of Colour, providing a deep engagement with intersectionality in terms of research, epistemology, ontology, practice and activism. This is a thorough and multifaceted approach that engages with the conceptual dilution of intersectionality that much research has sought to problematise) but does not replicate it.”

Ashlee said, “I am incredibly humbled to have won this prize. It all started with searching for a suitable supervisor for this project, and finding Akwugo Emejulu – I am deeply indebted to Akwugo and to my other supervisors Richard Freeman and Nasar Meer, my research participants, and examiners Gail Lewis and Sharon Cowan. Particularly as a white woman receiving this prize for this particular thesis, I also want to acknowledge that there are many Black and of colour potential, current and completed PhD students who have been denied the same opportunities I have had, and/or had negative experiences in the discipline of Political Science in the UK and Europe.”


Women’s Activism Behind the Screens – book launch event

Cover image of book – Women’s Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries

Gender Equalities at Work were delighted to co-host an event with the Women’s Film and Television History Network, discussing the work behind Dr Frances C. Galt’s book, Women’s Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries, as well as historical and prevailing issues for gender equality policies in the industries.

Chaired by Dr Shelley Cobb, Associate Professor of Film at the University of Southampton, and featured a panel discussion and Q&A with Dr Galt and Sarah Boston, award-winning documentary maker and author of Women Workers and the Trade Unions.