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Meryl Kenny to take up post at University of New South Wales

Meryl joined the Politics and International Relations Department in Fall 2004 as an MSc/PhD student.

From 2006-2009, she was Senior Tutor on the first year courses Introduction to Politics and International Relations and Democracy in Comparative Perspective, while also lecturing on the Honours course Contemporary Feminist Thought, whose students won the PSA Women and Politics essay prize in 2006, 2007, and 2008. She also served as Co-Convenor of the Gender and Politics Research Group in PIR (2007 - 2011), Network Co-ordinator of the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (2006 - present), and Co-Convenor of the ECPR Gender and Politics Graduate Network (2007-2010).

Meryl completed her PhD in 2009. Her doctoral thesis - entitled 'Gendering Institutions: The Political Recruitment of Women in Post-Devolution Scotland' - was awarded the UK PSA Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for best dissertation in the field of elections, electoral systems and representation in 2010. From 2009-2010, Meryl held an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department. She subsequently served as Assistant Director of the Academy of Government, while also teaching on a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including The Global Politics of Sex and Gender, Approaches to Politics and IR, Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection, and International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond. She was nominated for a EUSA Teaching Award in 2011.

Her new job title is Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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