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    PhD projects

    on topics in the following areas: gender and politics (primarily political representation, gender-based violence); European and international human rights governance (primarily women's, LGBTI, disability rights, freedom of religion or belief); religion and politics in Europe


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    Room: NW816A
    Phone: 0121 204 3431
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    Anne Jenichen joined Aston University in September 2015 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. She holds degrees in political science from the University of Bremen and Free University Berlin (Germany). Prior to joining Aston, Anne taught European studies and political science at the University of Bremen. She furthermore was a Volkswagen Foundation Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC (2014-15), Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut d‘Études Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2011), Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva (2007-09), and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston (2004). For the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Berlin, she coordinated an international research project on ‘Religion, Politics, and Gender Equality’ (2007-2010).

    Research Interests

    impact and change of international institutions; European human rights policy; the rights of disadvantaged groups, such as women, LGBTI people and religious minorities; intersectionalities in domestic and international politics


    - Doctorate, Political Science, 2010, University of Bremen, Germany
    - Diploma (equivalent to MA), Political Science, 2003, Free University Berlin, Germany

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    - ECPR (standing groups: Religion and Politics, Gender and Politics)

    - UACES

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate Modules:
    - Gender and Politics
    - Research Skills and Dissertation
     Postgraduate Modules:
    - The EU as a Global Actor
    - The Governance of Global Problems

    Administrative Roles

    PHIR Head of Department

    SSH Athena SWAN lead


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