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 ReviewMen and MasculinitiesAustralian Journal of International Affairs, Globalizations, British Journal of Politics and International RelationsNew 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.



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