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Dr Blair Williams is an award-winning academic and is currently a Lecturer in Australian Politics at Monash University, following her tenure as a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) at the Australian National University.

Her research focuses on gendered media coverage of women in politics, most recently published in Feminist Media Studies, Politics & Gender and Parliamentary Affairs. Dr Williams is currently working on several research projects, including an analysis of the gendered media coverage of women leaders’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, examination of the gendered double standards of Murdoch press coverage of political women, and theorising contemporary Australian political leadership masculinity.

Dr Williams is highly visible in the media and regularly writes for The Canberra Times and is a regular contributor to The Conversation. Her research and activism have featured in over 50 local, national, and international platforms, including Radio National, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald, BBC, Al Jazeera and Le Monde.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Politics and International Relations, Doctor of Philisophy, From Tightrope to Gendered Trope: A comparative study of the print mediation of women Prime Ministers, Australian National University (ANU)

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020

Gender Studies and Politics and International Relations, Bachelor of Arts Honours

Award Date: 31 Dec 2014

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Australian National University (ANU)

1 Aug 2022 → …

Research area keywords

  • Gender Politics
  • Australian Politics
  • Media Communication
  • Feminism
  • Women's Studies
  • Politics and society

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