Elizabeth Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she teaches courses on feminist, gender and identity politics. She was previously a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol. Her work explores the interaction between gender, feminist activism and political representations in formal and informal locations, and has been funded by the ESRC and British Academy. Her latest book (The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms) analysed debates and developments within feminism and activism in the US and UK, providing a theoretical and empirical analysis of the impact of intersectionality and neoliberalism on feminist engagement with the state.
She has published widely on the gendered dimensions of descriptive, substantive and symbolic political representation and explored the role for feminist politics within political parties in both the US and UK. Her work has analyzed the limitations of formal politics for advancing women’s interests and has highlighted the multiple sites in which feminist interests are (re)created and contested. For more, see her website www.elizabethjaneevans.com. Liz is a past co-convener, and is currently the treasurer, of the UK’s PSA Women and Politics group and she is also a member of the PSA's Equality and Diversity Group.