Prof Georgina Waylen

Professor of Politics

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Georgina Waylen is the WJM Mackenzie Chair of Government. She came to Manchester on April 1 2012 as a Professor of Politics.  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.  She has also held visiting positions at Harvard University, USA 2016/7, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2005, the University of Witswatersrand, South Africa 2003, and Stanford University, USA 1996.  She is on the editorial board of Politics & Gender, and the ESRC Peer Review College.   She is a co-director of the Feminsm and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences.

From June 2012 to May 2017 she was the PI for a five year European Research Council Advanced Grant 'Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective' (see for more details of the research and its outputs).

In 2018 she was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

External positions

Visiting Professor (Dept of Gender Studies), London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London)


Visiting Fellow (Women and Public Policy Program), Harvard University


Visiting Fellow (Centre for Global Political Economy), Simon Fraser University


Visiting Fellow (Dept of Political Studies), University of Witswatersrand


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