Dr Penny   Griffin
Senior Lecturer

Dr Penny Griffin

  • Ph.D. Politics and International Relations (University of Bristol)
  • MSc. Research Methods
  • MSc. International Relations (awarded with Commendation)
  • B.A. Hons. (French and Politics, First Class Honours)
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School of Social Sciences

Dr Penny Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. She works specifically in the areas of gender and feminist studies, international political economy, the politics of development, international relations, global economic governance and the politics of visual and popular culture. Her current research examines economic governance, financial crisis 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, 2015), Palgrave Macmillan (Gendering the World Bank, 2009)) and in the journals International Affairs, Australian Journal of Political SciencePoliticsFeminist ReviewMen and Masculinities, Australian Journal of International Affairs, GlobalizationsBritish Journal of Politics and International Relations, New Political Economy and Review of International Political Economy. Her 2009 book Gender and the World Bank was the winner of the 2010 British International Studies Association IPEG (International Political Economy Group) book prize. 

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 (awarded with Commendation) and a BA.Hons in French and Politics (First Class).


Research Areas

  • Gender, feminism and sexuality(ies) in IR and IPE
  • International political economy (IPE)
  • The Politics of Development 
  • International relations (IR)
  • Global governance
  • Visual and popular culture in world politics
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2010 British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Book Prize for Gendering the World Bank: Neoliberalism and the Gendered Foundations of Global Governance (Palgrave Macmillan 2009, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=308031).