Dr Roberta Guerrina
Senior Lecturer / Head of School
Qualifications: PhD International Politics - University of Wales Aberystwyth, MSc (Econ) International Relations - University of Wales Aberystwyth, BA - Lyons College (USA)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 2865
Room no: 11 AC 05
Autumn Semester 2011/12
Roberta Guerrina is Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of Politics at the University of Surrey. She is a European policy analyst with a particular interest in European social policy, citizenship policy and gender equality. She has published in the area of women’s human rights, work-life balance, identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is author of Mothering the Union: Gender Politics in the EU (Manchester University Press, 2005) and Europe: History, Ideas and Ideologies (Arnold, 2002).
Dr. Guerrina's main research interests are the interface between national, European and international politics, particularly with reference to the role of gender values/norms in shaping policy agendas:
- Gender and EU Politics
- Feminist theories
- Gender and International Relations, particularly Women's Human Rights, stabilisation and foreign policy
- The Idea of Europe and European identity
- EU social policy
Dr. Guerrina is current taking part in the following multidisciplinary projects:
- PIDOP (Processes Informing Democratic Ownership and Participation); FP7 Project; http://www.fahs.surrey.ac.uk/pidop/
The Project is coordinated by Prof. Martyn Barrett (University of Surrey). It is a 36 months project (March 2009-April 2012), looking at multi-level processof civic and political engagement and participation in traditionally marginal groups: women, youths, migrants and minorities.
Dr Guerrina is coordinator of Work Package 2, providing detailed policy analysis of current European and national approaches to active citizenship and promoting political participation.
- Unintended Gender Consequences of EU Policies
Dr. Gill Allwood (Nottingham Trent University), Dr. Heather MacRae (York University, Canada) and Dr. Guerrina have been leading this research network since March 2010. This is a multinational research network looking to bring together key scholars of gender EU studies, looking at the gender impact on EU policies.
The work of the network will be published in a special issue of Women's Studies International Forum in 2012.
- Motherhood in Europe
This is a multidisciplinary network looking at the normative dimension of motherhood in Europe. It is coordinated by Prof. Gill Rye (School of Advanced Studies, University of London)
The network is funded by the ESRC
Guerrina, R. (2005) Mothering the Union: The Politics of Gender, Equality and Maternity Rights in the EU. Manchester University Press
Guerrina, R. (2002) Europe: History, Ideas and Ideologies. Arnold
Guerrina, R and David, M (Under Review) "Gender Norms and the EU's Normative Power in the External Dimension" Women's studies International Forum.
Guerrina, R. (2006) "Constitutional Politics in Europe: Continuing Trends in the Politics of Gender", Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, No. 8
Guerrina, R. (2003) "Gender Mainstreaming and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights" Policy, Organisation and Society, Vol. 22 (No. 1)
Guerrina, R. (2003) "Employment Policy and the Family in the EU". Cross National Research Papers - Employment Relationships and Family Life, 6 (4). European Research Centre, Loughborough University
Guerrina, R. (2002) "Mothering in Europe: a feminist critique of European policies on motherhood and employment." European Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 9 (No. 1).
Guerrina, R. (2001) "Constructing Gender in the EU: The case of Equality and Maternity Rights" Current Economics and Politics of Europe, Vol. 10 (No. 1)
Guerrina, R. (2001) "Equality, Difference and Motherhood: the Case for a Feminist Analysis of Equal Rights and Maternity Legislation' Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 10 (No. 1), March 2001
Guerrina, R. (2000) "The EU and the Social Dimension: Current Perspectives" Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 7 (No. 2), May 2000
Chapters in books or special issues of journals:
Guerrina, R (2011) “Parental rights in Italy” in Busby, N. and James, G. (eds) Families, care-giving and paid work: challenging labour law in the 21st century. Edward Elgar.
Guerrina, R (2010) “The Reproduction of Mothering” in O'Reilly, A. and Golson, JG (eds) The Encyclopedia of Mothering, Sage.
Guerrina, R. (2008) “Employment policy, women’s labour market activation and demographic trends” in Velluti, S. and Beveridge, F. (eds) Gender and the Open Method of Coordination: Perspectives on Law, Governance and Equality in the EU. Routledge, pp. 35-54.
Guerrina, R. and M. Zalewski (2007) “Negotiating Difference/Negotiating Rights: an introduction” Review of International Studies, Vol. 33 (No. 1): 5-10.
Guerrina, R. (2006) “Gender, interests and constitutional matters in the EU: The case of the Charter of Fundamental Rights” in L. Chappell and L. Hill (eds) The Politics of Women’s Interests. Routledge. pp. 175-192.
Guerrina, R. (2000) "Sex Equity vs. Sexual Equality" in Code, L. (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Feminist Theories. Routledge
Selected conference papers and guest lectures
Guerrina, R. (2010) “Balancing Europe: Enduring Trends and Competing Discourses in European Policies for the Reconciliation between Work and Family Life”. Gender, Work and Organisation Annual Conference, Keele University, June 2010
Guerrina, R. with R Brooks and C. Bee (2010) ‘Young People’s Political Participation: A European Policy Analysis’ CRONEM Annual Conference, University of Surrey, July 2010
Guerrina, R. with R Brooks and C Bee (2010) “Activating Women in Politics: Current Policy Discourses” CRONEM Annual Conference, University of Surrey, July 2010
Guerrina, R with M David (2010) “Gender and European External Relations: Dominant Discourses and unintended consequences of gender mainstreaming” Council for European Studies, Montreal April 2010
Guerrina, R with R Brook and C Bee (2009) “Democracy, Gender and Religion: Intersectionality in Current Policy Discourses”. British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Leicester, Dec 2009
Guerrina, R. with M David (2008) ‘Gender Norms and the EU’s Normative Power in the External Dimension’ UACES Annual Conference, Edinburgh 1-3 September 2008
Guerrina, R with M David (2008) ‘The EU as a Values/Norms Actor: Gender Norms and the European External Dimension’ PSA Women and Politics Working Group Annual Conference 2008 Gender, Equality and Politics – European Futures 16 February 2008
Guerrina, R. (2007) “Present and future of gender equality in the EU: an assessment of the Year of Equal Opportunities for All” – ECPR General Conference – Pisa September 2007
Guerrina, R. (2007) “European Identity and the Politics of Ethnicity: the Case Study of Italy”. CRONEM Conference - Nationalism and National Identities Today: Multidisciplinary Perspectives – June 2007
Guerrina, R. (2007)“Gendered Futures: The Case for a Feminist Theory of European Integration”. PSA Annual Conference – Europe and Global Politics, April 2007
Guerrina, R. (2006) “Enlarging the Union, reducing gender: an analysis of current and future trends in EU gender politics”; Paper to be presented at ECPR Third Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, September 2006.
Guerrina, R. (2006) ‘Employment Policy, Women’s Labour Market Activation and Demographic Trends’ Research Seminar Gender and the Open Method of Co-ordination; University of Liverpool, 9 May 2006
Guerrina, R. (2006) ‘Demographic Trends and Policy-Making Choices: Lessons of the European Experience’ ESRC research seminar Policy making, gender and citizenship; University of West England, Bristol, 24th March 2006
Guerrina, R. (2006) ‘Enlarging the Union, reducing gender: an analysis of current and future trends in EU gender politics’ PSA Women and Politics Conference; Univ. of Edinburgh, February 2006.
Guerrina, R. (2005) “EU and the Democratic Deficit: “Engendering the Debate” EuropeanScience Foundation Network: Poltiics and History of European Democratisation; Turin 18-19 February 2005
Guerrina, R. (2004) "The Democratic Deficit Debate: a Feminist Perspective" British International Studies Association Annual Conference - Univ. of Warwick
Guerrina, R. (2003) "Democracy and the Future of the Union: a Feminist Perspective" ECPR joint session - Edinburgh
Guerrina, R. (2003) 'European Identity and the Politics of Ethnicity: the Case Study of Italy' Political Studies Association Annual Conference - Univ. of Leicester
Guerrina, R. (2002) 'How Fundamental is gender in the EU Draft Charter of Fundamental Rights?" University of Bath; Centre for Women's Studies
Guerrina, R. (2002) "Gender, Mainstreaming and Fundamental Rights: Challenging the Foundations of Democratic Governance in Europe" Sheffield Hallam University: Gender and Democratic Transition Seminar.
Guerrina, R. (2002) " Gender Mainstreaming and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights" Political Studies Association Annual Conference
Guerrina, R. (2000) "Mothering in Europe: a Feminist Critique of European policies on Employment and Motherhood". Association for Research on Mothering Symposium: Becoming a Mother.
Guerrina, R (2000) "A Woman-Friendly Model for Globalisation? The EU Debate".Roundtable with Prof. C. Hoskyns, Prof. E. Koffman, Dr. R. Lister . University of Bradford, Gender and Women's Studies Seminar Series:
Guerrina, R. (2000) 'Constructing the Union, Mainstreaming Gender: The Politics of Childcare'. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Europe: Gendered Boundaries, Gendered Spaces:
Guerrina, R. (1996) "Maternity Legislation and the Construction of Motherhood: a Social and Legal Analysis of Three EU Member States" British International Studies Association, Annual Conference
Guerrina, R. (1996) "Feminist Epistemologies on International Relations Theory: Redefining the Feminist vs. Realist Debate" Centre for Peace and Conflict Research, Copenhagen.
Guerrina, R. (1995) "Equality, Difference and Motherhood: an Analysis of Maternity Legislation in Europe" British International Studies Annual Conference:
Guerrina, R (2012) "Keynote, Gender, Ideology & the Political Economy of Austerity: The Mother War Continues..."
, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Available here.
- European Social Policy
- Introduction to politics and international relations
- EU politics and governance
- The international system
- International Relations Theories
- IR and Globalisation
Contemporary Western European Society; The idea of Europe; Women in Italy; Contemporary Italian politics; Gender and IR; Human Rights in Europe.
Current or Recent Professional Activity
Membership of the British International Studies Association; the University Association for Contemporary European Studies; the Political Studies Association; the Women's Studies Network.