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PIR’s Rosalind Cavaghan awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

PIR PhD graduate awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission.

The highly competitive Intra European Fellowship (IEF) will enable Rosalind to undertake exciting new post-doctoral research on EU policy responses to the financial crisis. She will hold the fellowship at Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, where she will work with leading European feminist political scientist, Professor Mieke Verloo.

cropped_professionalRosalind’s PhD, supervised by Dr Richard Freeman and Professor Fiona Mackay, developed an innovative methodology to examine the European Commission’s efforts at Gender Mainstreaming. Rosalind’s new project at Radboud University will apply the same methodology to examine the gendered content of European Commission’s responses to the Financial Crisis and the policy-making processes which led to them.  In addition to undertaking her own new research, Rosalind’s IEF plans include workshops and conference panels aimed at boosting capacity to examine economic and financial policy areas within gender based research networks.