Some of our most recent conference presentations and invited talks relevant to this research project are listed below as examples.

2020

Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Four Phases of European Parliament Political Group Formation: Negotiating Power, Democracy and Gender’. ECPR Virtual General Conference, 26 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra. ‘Gender Equality and Intersectionality in Supranational “Equality CSOs”: A Mountain Skyline?’ ECPR Virtual General Conference, 25 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra and Anna Elomäki. ‘European Parliamentary Committees, Political Groups and the Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming’. ECPR Virtual General Conference, 24 August 2020.

Miller, Cherry. ‘Between Westminster and Brussels: Practicing ‘Parliamentary Ethnography’ in two legislative settings’. Virtual European Bi-Annual General Conference of Social Anthropology, 21 July 2020 and the ECPR Virtual General Conference, 24 August 2020.

Ahrens, Petra and Alison E. Woodward. ‘Populist and Right-Wing Parties, the European Parliament and Gender Equality Organizations: 2014-2019’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna and Rosalind Cavaghan. ‘Gendered Epistemologies in the EU’s New Economic Governance’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Lessons Learned? An Intersectional Look at the Responses to the Anti-Gender Mobilizations in Poland’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Miller, Cherry and Johanna Kantola. ‘Gender in Struggle: Representing and Contesting Brexit in the Political Groupings of the European Parliament’, 27th International Conference of Europeanists, Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 22-24 June 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Discursive practices about the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: What’s the problem?’, International Symposium on Critical Policy Studies – Exploring the premises and politics of Carol Bacchi’s WPR Approach, Karlstad University, Sweden, 15-17 June 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Everyday Activities of the European Parliament’s Political Groupings: Gendered Dynamics and Practices’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Democratic Practices and Backsliding in the European Parliament: Feminist Perspectives on the Politics of Political Groups’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Johanna Kantola. ‘Political Group Formation in the European Parliament: Same, Same or Caring for Equality and Diversity in Party Processes?’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Opposition to the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: Discursive Dynamics Between MEPs and Democratic Processes’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘Party Political Struggles About Gender and Austerity in the European Parliament’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘Reconfiguring national policy-making: the gendered and authoritarian effects of the EU’s economic governance on national policy-making processes in Finland’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Framing the ‘Social’ in the European Parliament: the European Pillar of Social Rights and Party Politics’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Cherry Miller.Spitzenkandidatur Reloaded – Deciphering the 2019 European Commission President Election Process’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra and Anna van der Vleuten. ‘Cracks in the mirror! Reorganizations of the European Commission and implications for interinstitutional dynamics’, ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Conference 2020 (10th Biennial Conference), Luiss University, Rome, Italy, 3-6 June 2020.

Ahrens, Petra. ‘Europäische Integration und das Innenleben des Europäischen Parlaments: Fraktionen, Ausschüsse und Gleichstellungspolitiken’, Invited talk for the Research Colloquium of the Institute of Political Science (IfP), Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, 21 May 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study of European Parliament’s political groups’, an invited presentation in the Political Science Department Annual Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 April 2020.

*Berthet, Valentine. ‘Opposition to the Istanbul Convention in the European Parliament: Discursive Dynamics Between MEPs and Democratic Processes’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘Democratic Practices and Backsliding in the European Parliament: Feminist Perspectives on the Politics of Political Groups’. ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “The Changing Politics of Gender in Times of De-Democratisation“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Ahrens, Petra, Barbara Gaweda, and Johanna Kantola. ‘Reframing the Language of Human Rights? Anti-Gender and Religious Frames in European Parliament Debates’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “Right-Wing Populism, Religion and Gender: Dynamics and Implications“, Toulouse, France, 14-17 April 2020.

*Miller, Cherry. ‘Between Westminster and Brussels: Insights from conducting ethnography in two parliamentary settings’, PSA Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 6-8 April 2020.

*Elomäki, Anna. ‘The strategic silence about gender in the European Parliament’s economic governance policies’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Gaweda, Barbara. ‘Winding trajectories: Europeanization and gender equality policy implementation in Poland’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Valentine Berthet. ‘Gender, violence and political institutions: Struggles over sexual harassment in the European Parliament’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

*Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Everyday activities of the European Parliament’s political groups in populist times’, Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, Tampere, Finland, 12-13 March 2020.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘European Parliament’s political groups in populist times: Intergroup and intragroup activities’. Paper presented at Eurosceptic Contestations in EU Legislative Politics Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, 9th February 2020.

Kantola, Johanna.’Gender Equality and Political Representation in Europe and Finland in Populist Times’. Women in Politics practitioner seminar organized by Praxis, Tallinn, Estonia, 28 January 2020.

Kantola, Johanna and Cherry Miller. ‘Gendered leadership in the European Parliament’s Political Groups’. A paper presented in Women and Leadership in the European Union International Author Conference, University of Osnabruck, 9-11 January 2020.

 

*Events/talks cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions.

2019

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, Democracy and Party Politics in Europe: A Study of European Parliament’s Political Groups’. Invited public lecture at the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam, 13 December 2020.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘The impact of radical right populism on gender equality in the European Parliament’. Invited talk in the Left Alliance Women’s conference, 30 November 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Miller, Cherry. ‘From Westminster to Brussels: Decisions, Debates and Productive Tensions in Parliamentary Ethnography and Gender’. Presentation given to the Gender and Politics Research Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, 21 November 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender equality – across different contexts and policies’. Invited presentation in European Parliament’s GUE/NGL Study Days, Helsinki, Finland, 20 November 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Emanuela Lombardo. ‘European integration and disintegration: Feminist perspectives on democracy and de-democratization’. “De-Democratisation, Gender and the Politics of Exclusion in Europe” Jean Monnet grant funded workshop 6-8 November 2019, Baeza, Spain

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Feminist analysis EU economic governance: towards a framework’. Paper presented at the FiDiPro workshop: Social Science for the C21st, Helsinki, Finland, 7 October 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and van der Vleuten, Anna. ‘The strategic use of the subsidiarity argument in the European Parliament in debates about gender equality’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław, Poland, 5 September 2019.

Gaweda, Barbara. ‘War on “Genderism” in Poland: An Intersectional Look at the Responses Dealing with a Campaign that Became Governmental Policy’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław, Poland, 5 September 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Struggles about gender and the economy in the European Parliament’s economic governance debates’. Paper presented at the UACES 49th Annual Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3 September 2019.

Gaweda, Barbara. ‘A Critical Frame Analysis of the Trajectories of Resistance in the Implementation of Gender Equality Policies in Poland”. Paper presented at the UACES 49th Annual Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3 September 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Woodward, Alison. ‘Socio-Economic Changes, the European Parliament and Gender Equality Organisations’. Paper presented at the 14th European Sociological Association Conference ‘Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging’, Manchester, UK, 22 August 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Miller, Cherry. ‘Everyday activities of the European Parliament’s political groupings: Gendered dynamics and practices’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4-6 July 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Gendered struggles about the EU economic governance in the European Parliament’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4-6 July 2019.

Berthet, Valentine and Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender, violence and political institution: struggles over sexual harassment in the European Parliament’. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions workshop, UCL Mons, Belgium, 8-12 April 2019; and, at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 July 2019.

Berthet, Valentine. ‘Sexual Harassment in the European Parliament: the staff mobilizes around the #metoo campaign’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Kantola, Johanna and Koivunen, Anu. ‘Too much, too little? Comparing #Metoo campaigns in Finnish and Swedish politics and media’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Lang, Sabine. ‘What to do when the zipper breaks? Preferential voting systems and the implementation of party quotas in German Länder’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Ahrens, Petra and Scheele, Alexandra. ‘Minimum Wage, Pay Transparency Law and Temporary Part-Time: Will there be more Gender Equality on Germany’s Labour Market?’ Paper presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Elomäki, Anna and Cavaghan, Rosalind. ‘Gendered politics and knowledge in EU economic governance’. Paper presented at the European Conference of Politics and Gender, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 July 2019.

Lombardo, Emmanuela and Kantola, Johanna. ‘European integration and disintegration: Feminist perspectives to inequalities and social justice’. Council of European Studies conference, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 20-22 June 2019.

Ylöstalo, Hanna and Elomäki, Anna. ‘U–Turn of Gender Equality Policy? Government Gender Equality Action Plans as a Technique of Governance’, NORA Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 23 May 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender and party politics in the European Parliament’. Keynote speech in Isn’t the EU also women’s? National Council of Women of Finland Seminar in Helsinki, Finland, 29 April 2019.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender balanced representation and its significance in politics. How is gender equality talked about during elections’ Keynote in Gender matters? Seminar in Helsinki, Finland, 3 April 2019.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Governing austerity: Governance reforms as facilitators of gendered austerity in Finland’. Feminist Engagements with Austerity, Bristol, UK, 11 January 2019.

2018

Kantola, Johanna. ‘European Parliament and Political Groups: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality’. Keynote address at the Women in European Politics Conference, Athens, Greece, 2 November 2018.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Economy as a gender equality question. In Quest for Sustainable Europe’, The Economy of Wellbeing, Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2018.

Elomäki, Anna. ‘Economization of gender equality knowledge and expertise’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 24 August 2018.

Kantola, Johanna. ‘Publishing in Gender and Politics’. Roundtable participant at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

Kantola, Johanna and Lombardo, Emanuela. ‘Populism and Feminist Politics: The Cases of Finland and Spain’. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

Elomäki, Anna and Kantola, Johanna. ‘Gender equality and corporatist governance in the European Union: Social partners negotiating economic and social rights’. Biennial Conference of ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, Sciences Po, Paris, 13-15 June 2018.