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Residency Dates: August 31, 2016 - May 12, 2017


Georgina Waylen

Georgina Waylen is a Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to this she was a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and she previously taught at the Universities of Salford and East Anglia in the UK. She has also held visiting positions at Simon Fraser University, Canada (2005), the University of Witswatersrand, South Africa (2003), and Stanford University, USA (1996). She is a co-director of the Feminsm and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. From 2012-2017 she is the PI for a five year European Research Council Advanced Grant 'Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective' (see for more details).

Her main research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics/political economy with a focus on gender and politics, international political economy, transitions to democracy, and governance and institutions. Her research on democratization culminated in a book Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes (Oxford University Press 2007) and was awarded the 2008 APSA Victoria Schuck prize for the best book published on women and politics. More recently she has been collaborating to develop feminist institutionalism as part of the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) with colleagues from Edinburgh, Rutgers and University of New South Wales, Australia. As part of her ERC Advanced Grant she is currently researching how institutional change is gendered.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Politics, University of Manchester


  • Georgina Waylen, Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes, (Oxford University Press, 2007).
  • Georgina Waylen, Gender in Third World Politics, (Lynn Rienner 1996).
  • Georgina Waylen (ed.), “Gender, Politics and State, Routledge 1998,” in: The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics, (2013).
  • Georgina Waylen (ed.), Gender, Institutions and Change in Bachelet's Chile, (Palgrave 2016).
  • Georgina Waylen, “Gender and the Hidden Life of Institutions,” in: Public Administration (2013).
  • Georgina Waylen, “Women and Democratization: Conceptualizing Gender Relations in Transition Politics”, in: World Politics (1994).

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
Gender and Politics
Comparative Politics
International Political Economy
Governance and institutions

Research Topic:
Changing Institutions: Gender, Formal Rules, Informal Rules and Behavior Change