About Us

About Us

Established 1985        Number of members: 550

The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics has been in existence since 1985. This Standing Group currently has over 550 members from different parts of the world and forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. The Group actively encourages workshops, panels and research groups with an emphasis on gender and seeks to increase the profile of women in the main fields of political science.


  • Mailing list – a vibrant information and discussion forum where messages regarding conferences, grants, jobs, and books are disseminated;
  • A ‘ syllabus bank ‘ of gender and politics courses taught worldwide;
  • A biennial European Conference on Politics and Gender.  Our first conference was held in Belfast in January 2009. More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.ecpg.eu/

Joining the Standing Group

If you would like to join the Gender and Politics Standing Group, you will need to create a myECPR account at http://www.ecpr.eu/. This only takes a few minutes, and you need not be from an ECPR member institution to do so. Then, click on the following link, and select ‘Join Standing Group’.


If you are from an ECPR member institution your membership to the SG is automatic. If you are from a non-member institution we will need to accept your application to join, so your membership status will be ‘pending’ until we accept you.