PhD Candidate and Feminist Political Science Researcher
Feminist Policy and Politics, Women’s Affairs, Gender, Media and Communications, Politics, Sexuality
Blair Williams is completing her PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. Her thesis focuses on why first women Prime Ministers experience misogynistic representations in the media and how the media in turn construct misogyny through discourse.
Blair completed a joint Bachelor of Arts Honours First Class degree in Gender Studies and Social Analysis (GSSA) and Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2014, winning the Business and Professional Women’s award for the top GSSA Honours student.
Ms Williams is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women’s Caucus and the International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC19.
Blair Williams’ wider interests include: feminist theory, gender performativity, Australian politics, women politicians, media analysis, post-structuralism, and queer theory.