Meryl Kenny is Senior Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Social and Political Science. Her research interests bridge the intersection of gender politics, party politics, territorial politics, and institutional approaches to the study of politics. She has published widely on gender and political representation in Scotland/UK and comparatively, including her monograph Gender and Political Recruitment (Palgrave, 2013), and articles published in the European Journal of Politics & Gender; European Journal of Political Research; Politics & Gender; Government & Opposition; Parliamentary Affairs; Publius: The Journal of Federalism; and more. In 2021, she received the UK Political Studies Association’s Richard Rose Prize, awarded to a younger scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to the study of British politics.
Meryl is a founding member and Co-Director of the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) and co-edits the book series ‘Studies on Feminist Institutionalism’ with Oxford University Press. She is an Associate Editor of The British Journal of Politics & International Relations; a former Associate Editor of Scottish Affairs; and sits on the editorial advisory board of Political Studies Review. She is the current Convenor of the University’s Gender Politics Research Group (@genderpol on Twitter); sits on the steering group of the University’s genderED initiative; and is a member of the steering group on the cross-party Women5050 campaign for legal gender quotas in Scotland.