Prof Angelia Wilson

Professor of Politics, Tutor

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Angelia Wilson (D.Phil, University of York; B.A. Hons. McMurry University) joined the University of Manchester in 1994. Professor Wilson's research explores the intersections of social conservatism, Christianity, feminist political theory and policies regulating sexuality.

Prof. Wilson is the Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK, having previously served on the Council of the American Political Science Association. She is the Internationalisation Lead for the School of Social Sciences.

Her book, Why Europe is lesbian and gay friendly (and why America never will be) (SUNY, 2013), compares European and American differences in politics, welfare policies and social values which lead to divergent policies regulating the lives of lesbian and gay citizens. Her anthology, Situating Intersectionality (Palgrave, 2013), brings together international scholars employing an intersectional analysis of politics and policy outcomes. Her other books include: Below the Belt (Continuum, 2000); A Simple Matter of Justice? (ed.,Continuum, 1994); Activating Theory (co-ed, Lawrence & Wishart, 1993). Wilson's work has appeared in New Political Science, Politics & Religion, Politics & Gender, Contemporary Politics, Culture Health & Sexuality, Critical Social Policy, Sexualities and the American Review of Politics.

Wilson is an experienced political commentator on American politics having appeared on, for example, BBC Worlds Service, BBC One News, BBC Breakfast, The Big Question, CBBC Newsround, DC-based SiriusXM and various BBC Radio programmes.



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  • POLI31061 American Politics
  • POLI30452 The Politics of Hate



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Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK

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