Dr Penny Griffin

Senior Lecturer
B.A. Hons. (French and Politics), MSc. International Relations, MSc. Research Methods, Ph.D. Politics and International Relations (University of Bristol)
School of Social Sciences


+61 (2) 9385 8487
+61 (2) 9385 1040
128 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: International Relations, Gender Specific Studies, Political Economy, Feminist Theory
Tags: Gender, International Relations, International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)

Penny is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. She works specifically in the areas of international relations, international political economy, global governance, the politics of development, gender/feminist studies and the politics of visual and popular culture. Her current research looks at economic governance and the 'post-crisis' period from a gender perspective. She has published with Routledge (Popular Culture, Political Economy and the Death of Feminism: Why Women are in Refrigerators and Other Stories), Palgrave Macmillan (Gendering the World Bank, 2009, winner of the BISA International Political Economy Group book prize 2010) and in the journals Feminist Review, Men and Masculinities, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Globalizations, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, New Political Economy and Review of International Political Economy.

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 and a BA.Hons in French and Politics (first class).

Research Areas

  • International political economy (IPE).

  • International relations (IR).

  • Gender, feminism and sexuality(ies) in IR and IPE.

  • Global governance and the role and function of international organisations.


Teaching and Supervision

Semester 1

  • ARTS1810

Semester 2

  • ARTS2812
  • POLS5132

Honours and prizes

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

Engagement and Professional contributions

Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN)

Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)

British International Studies Association (BISA)

International Studies Association (ISA)

Co-convenor, British International Studies Association (BISA) Gendering International Relations Working Group (GIRWG) (with Julia Welland, University of Warwick, from January 2016 onwards)

Editorial Board,Routledge Studies in Gender in Global Politics(http://www.routledge.com/books/series/GGP/,Routledge)

Editorial Board,Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality(http://www.rowmaninternational.com/series/global-political-economies-of-gender-and-sexuality,Rowman and Littlefield International)

Editorial Board,Politics(www.politicsjournal.org, Wiley-Blackwell publishing)

International Advisory Board,Studies in the Political Economy of Public PolicyBook Series(http://www.palgrave.com/products/SearchResults.aspx?s=PEPP&fid=9265,Palgrave Macmillan publishing)

Editorial Board, Transforming Capitalismbook series (Rowman and Littlefield International,http://www.rowmaninternational.com/series/transforming-capitalism)

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