Jean Monnet Chair
The Jean Monnet Chair is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + programme and is held for a duration of three years.
About the project
The focus of the project is to “mainstream” gender approaches to the study of EU politics and policies.
It has two main objectives:
- To mainstream gender in the teaching of EU politics and European integration at large and to ensure gender is included as a frame of analysis in current research about European politics at times of crisis.
- The project includes a range of learning and teaching, public engagement and research activities.
Gender and Brexit – day school for secondary school pupils
This included two “deliberative forums” looking at the following question: “What role does equality play in the context of Brexit”.
Civil Society forum
This included a roundtable of civil society organisations at Europe House to discuss Opportunities and Strategies for mainstreaming gender in the context of Brexit. This roundtable incorporated representative from the academy, as well as the Women’s Budget Group, NAWO, the Fawcett Society and the Women’s Library.
Gendering European Politics and Law (PDF) – A five day summer school on the gendered politics of Brexit.
“Strategic silences in the EU Referendum Campaign”, ESRC Workshop, House of Commons, Westminster.
“Gender, Euroscepticism and Voting in the EU Referendum” University of Bamberg.
Engagement with practitioners
Professor Guerrina presented her work on “Feminist Power Europe” at the European External Action Service.
Professor Guerrina led sessions on the EU’s implementation of the EU’s women peace and security agenda as part of the EIPA training programme.
Summer school and sandpit
Feminist Power Europe (PDF) – three-day summer school on Feminist Power Europe, followed by a two-day sandpit with practitioners.
Engagement with practitioners
Professor Guerrina contributed to the European External Action Services High Level Conference on Women, Peace and Security (June 2019).
Professor Guerrina led sessions at the ERA training session on gender equality law. The focus of her session was the impact of Brexit on gender equality policies in the UK (December 2018).
Gender PhD workshop
This one-day workshop enabled students to gain valuable feedback on their PhD gender research.
Online gender summer school
'Equality and diversity in European foreign and security policies (PDF)' – The programme included workshops and masterclasses on different themes including gender mainstreaming, unconscious bias, intersectionality and feminist methodology as well as on several areas within European foreign policy such as the European Neighbourhood Policy, European security, a postcolonial critique of feminist foreign policy, and EU enlargement.
Guerrina, R and Masselot, A, 2018, “Walking in the footprint of EU Law: unpacking the gendered consequences of Brexit” Social Policy and Society, Vol. 17 (2): 319-30; Alt Metric 137; DOI: 10.1017/S1474746417000501;.
Guerrina, R, Chappell, L and Wright, K, 2018, “Transforming CSDP: Feminist Triangles and Gender regimes, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol 56 (No5): 1036-52; Alt Metric: 28; DOI: 10.1111/jcms.1270.
Exadaktylos, T, Guerrina, R and Massetti, E., 2018, “Editorial 2017: A Year in Review ” Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review, Vol. 56 (S1).
Guerrina, R, Haastrup, T, Wright, K, Masselot, A, MacRae, H., Wright, K. and Cavanangh, R, 2018, “Does European Union Studies Have a Gender Problem? Experiences from Researching Brexit” International Feminist journal of Politics, Vol 2 (No. 2): 252-57, DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2018.1457881, Alt Metric: 88.
Guerrina, R, Exadaktylos, T. and Guerra, S, 2018, “Gender Frames in the EU Referendum Campaign and women’s political engagement in Brexit” European journal of Politics & Gender, Vol 1 (3), DOI: 10.1332/251510818X15395099987095.
Guerrina, R, Exadaktylos, T. and Guerra, S, 2018, “Gender, ownership and engagement during the European Union referendum: gendered frames and the reproduction of binaries” European journal of Politics & Gender, Vol 1 (3), DOI: 10.1332/251510818X15395099987095
Haastrup, T, Wright K, Guerrina R, 2019, “Equality after Brexit: Revisiting the myth of the EU as a gender equal polity” Politics and Governance, Vol. 7(3): 62-71.
Haastrup, T and Wright, K, Guerrina, R, 2019, “Brexit: Gender Implications for Equality in the UK” European Journal of Politics & Gender, Vol. 2(2): 311-12.
Haastrup, T and Wright, K, Guerrina, R, 2019, “Bringing Gender In? EU Foreign and Security Policy after Brexit” European Journal of Politics & Gender, Vol. 2(2), 311-12.
Exadaktylos, T, Guerrina, R and Massetti, E, 2019 “Sailing through troubled waters and towards ‘someplace …’ Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review, Vol. 57(S1), 5-12.
Holmes, G; Wright, K; Basu, S; Hurley, M; de Almagro, M, Guerrina, R and Cheng, C., 2019, “Feminist Experiences of ‘Studying up’: Encounters with International Institutions” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47 (2). pp. 210230.
Chappell, L and Guerrina, R, 2020, Understanding the Gender Regime in the European External Action Service, Cooperation and Conflict, Cooperation and Conflict, 55 (2), 261-280.
Guerrina, R, 2017, “Legsit is no joke, it is Representative of a Reactionary Brexit Political Culture”, LSE Brexit Blog.
Guerrina, R, 2017, "Exiting the EU? Opportunities and Pitfalls of Gender Mainstreaming” UK in a Changing Europe Analysis.
Exadaktylos, T, Guerra, S, Guerrina, R, 2017, “Public Euroscepticism after the British Referendum”, EPERN Blog.
Exadaktylos, T, Guerra, S and Guerrina, R, 2017, “Post-Referendum Britain: Hopeful or Uncertain” The Policy Space.
Guerrina, R, 2018, “Hundred Years of Votes for Women: How Far We’ve Come and How Far There is Left to Go”. The Conversation.
Guerrina, R, 2019, “Hyper-masculinity of Brexit is stopping us from finding another way forward”.
Franczak, O, Piga, G, Chappell, L, "Gender toolkit: A reference guide for researchers, academics and students" (PDF).
Jean Monnet Chair
Dr Laura Chappell (2019 - present)
Dr Laura Chappell took over the Jean Monnet Chair in 2019. Laura's research focuses on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including defence capability development and military operations, as well as Polish security and defence policy. More recently she has been using a gender perspective to explore CSDP and the European External Action Service. She teaches a range of modules including engendering world politics, security and diplomacy in Europe, international security and defence and key issues in international politics.
Prof Roberta Guerrina (2017 - 2019)
Professor Roberta Guerrina was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in 2017. She has published widely on gender politics of the European Union, the unintended gender consequences of mainstream EU policies, such as the CSDP, and gendering Brexit. She teaches modules on European integration and disintegration, and engendering world politics. In 2019 she moved to the University of Bristol as Professor of Politics and Director of the Gender Research Centre.