Researcher

Dr Penny Griffin

My Expertise

Gender, sexuality and feminism; global political economy; international relations; global governance; financial and economic crisis; gender and development; popular culture in/and world politics.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Political economy and social change, Political science, International relations, Development studies, Feminist and queer theory, Gender, policy and administration, Other human society, Other human society not elsewhere classified

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Biography

Dr Penny Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. She works specifically in the areas of gender, sexuality and feminist studies, international political economy, the politics of development, global economic governance, international relations, and the (gendered) politics of visual and popular culture. Penny has published widely, including with Routledge (Popular...view more

Dr Penny Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. She works specifically in the areas of gender, sexuality and feminist studies, international political economy, the politics of development, global economic governance, international relations, and the (gendered) politics of visual and popular culture. Penny has published widely, including with Routledge (Popular Culture, Political Economy and the Death of Feminism: Why Women are in Refrigerators and Other Stories, 2015), Palgrave Macmillan (Gendering the World Bank, 2009)) and in various top-ranked academic journals. The latter was the winner of the 2010 BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Book Prize. Her current research examines economic crisis from a gender perspective. 

Penny holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol (UK), a MSc. in Social Science Research Methods, a MSc. in International Relations (awarded with Commendation) and a BA.Hons in French and Politics (First Class).

 

Research Areas

  • Gender, feminism(s) and sexuality(ies) in IR and IPE
  • International political economy (IPE)
  • The politics of development 
  • Global economic governance
  • International relations (IR)
  • Visual and popular culture in world politics 

My Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Politics and International Relations (University of Bristol)
  • MSc. Research Methods
  • MSc. International Relations (awarded with Commendation)
  • B.A. Hons. (French and Politics, First Class Honours)

My Awards

2010 International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Book Prize for Gendering the World Bank: Neoliberalism and the Gendered Foundations of Global Governance (Palgrave Macmillan 2009, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=308031). 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Penny welcomes enquiries from prospective research students and media on all topics relevant to gender and world politics, particularly the following:

  • Gender, feminism and sexuality(ies) in international relations, political economy and/or global governance.
  • Visual, popular culture and gender/feminism in world politics.
  • Gender studies of economic development, international organisations and/or global governance.
  • Intersectional and/or post/decolonial gender.

Postgraduate Research Completions

  • Dr Alba Boer Cueva, PhD Politics and International Relations, 2023, Colombian Women's Stories of Epowerment and (In)Security in Conflict: A Decolonial Feminist Approach.
  • Dr Caitlin Biddolph, PhD Politics and International Relations, 2022, Queering Governance at/of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY): Discourses of Gender, Sexuality, and Violence.
  • Dr Lucy Hall, PhD Politics and International Relations, 2019, Gender, the 'Responsibility to Protect' and Internal Displacament
  • Dr Caitlin Hamilton, PhD Politics and International Relations, 2017, Exploding Nuclear Discourse: Logics of Gender and Race in Discourse on Nuclear Weapons Technology.
  • Dr Maryam Khalid, PhD Politics and International Relations, 2013, Gendered Logic(s) of Orientalism: Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in the War on Terror.

Currently supervising

  • Shutong Chen, PhD, Transnational Queer Activists in Australia: The Civic Participation and Diaspora Activism of Chinese Queer.
  • Cara Heaven, PhD, Governance Aid in Practice: The Diffusion and Translation of Transnational Development Norms into Australian Aid Policy.
  • Andre Nassiri, PhD, Informal Urban Futures: Alternative Pathways for Development and Decolonisation in the 'Modern' African Mega-City.
  • Gia Rechberger-Carson, PhD, The Postfeminist ideas of Returning to Traditional Gender Roles Realised in Contemporary Romance Fiction: Hoover, Hazelwood, Lauren and Reid and the Influence of TikTok Advertising.

My Engagement

Media and Public Engagement

 

Editorial Work

 

Professional Contributions

 

Professional Memberships

  • Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN)
  • Australian Political Science Association (APSA)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • International Political Economy Group (IPEG)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Women's Caucus for International Studies (WCIS)
  • Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective (https://wpsac.wordpress.com)

 

 


My Teaching

2023

  • ARTS3756 Current Debates in Global Development (T2)
  • ARTS2849 Popular Culture and World Politics (T3)
  • ARTS3812 Manias, Panics and Crashes: Global Political Economy in an Era of Crisis (T3)

 

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Videos

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