Roberta Guerrina (IT) is Director of the Gender Research Centre in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, which she joined in 2019. Prior to this, she was Professor in Politics and Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Surrey. She has published widely in the area of Women, Peace and Security, Gender Mainstreaming, Women’s Rights and EU Gender Equality Policies, and more recently the Gendered Impact of Brexit. She is author of Mothering the Union (Manchester University Press, 2005) and Europe: History, Ideas and Ideologies (Arnold, 2002). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, International Affairs, Women’s Studies International Forum, and Review of International Studies. She was work-package coordinator on the European Commission FP7 Funded Project exploring Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation, looking at policy instruments aimed at increasing the political participation of traditionally marginal groups. Her research has been funded by the EU, the Economic and Social Research Council and DSTL. Outside academia, Roberta has extensive experience working with practitioners from international organisations, civil society organisations and government. Finally, she is joint editor of the Journal Common Market Studies Annual Review.

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