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    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
    Email:[email protected]
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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 and European human rights policy and norms; the rights of disadvantaged groups, primarily women and religious minorities; intersectionality 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

    Gender and Politics (undergraduate, final year)

    Administrative Roles

    PHIR Head of Department


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