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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Ana Jordan

My research interests and expertise are in the areas of gender politics and feminist theory, with a particular focus on the politics of masculinity and men’s movements. I have published on men’s movements, including the construction of fatherhood(s) and masculinity/ies by fathers’ rights groups, the gender politics of men’s rights groups, and the relationship between backlash, postfeminism and men’s movements. I have also recently conducted research (along with co-investigators) into gender-based violence in universities. The ‘Stand Together’ action research project at the University of Lincoln was one of the first bystander intervention programmes designed to challenge gender-based violence in a UK university. This project investigated student attitudes to gender-based violence and the potential of prevention education. The research accompanying this project investigated student attitudes to gender-based violence and the potential of prevention education. A forthcoming book chapter in the edited collection: Gender-based violence in university communities: Policy, prevention and educational interventions, Policy Press, for which I am lead author, presents some of the research findings. Current research projects include a sole-authored monograph on masculinities and men’s movements in the UK (book contract with Palgrave) and co-authored research on ‘crisis’, masculinity and suicide. I am developing future projects/publications related to masculinities and violence, as well as further research into men’s movements. I am a member of the following research networks: FEMRAM (Feminists Researching Antifeminist Movements); Gender, Sexualities and Crime Network (convened by Alison Phipps, Sussex); Gender and IR Working Group (BISA); UK Universities against Gender-based Violence. I joined the University of Lincoln in 2009. My PhD, entitled “Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses,” was awarded in the same year by the University of Bristol and was ESRC-funded. The primary original contributions of my doctoral research were to debates in contemporary political theory around the ethics of care and to the academic literature on masculinities. I also have an MSc in Research Methods (University of Bristol), an MA in Political Philosophy (University of York) and a BA in Politics (minor in Philosophy) (University of Lancaster).

Department Responsibilities

I am the Programme Leader (course director) for the MA Gender Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences and was responsible for designing the degree curriculum, as well as for leading the validation of the MA and facilitating its establishment as a new programme in 2016/17. I convene the Gender and Sexuality Reading Group (with Dr Simon Obendorf). I am also currently one of the Research/Academic Leads on a new Gender-Based Violence University Taskforce which I have helped to establish at Lincoln, and am on the advisory board for a HEFCE-funded project on bystander intervention initiatives at UOL in 2017/18. Other responsibilities include ethical scrutiny as an Ethics Committee Representative and quality/teaching oversight as I previously sat on the College of Social Science Academic Affairs Committee. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (awarded via the University of Lincoln Professional Standards Framework, July 2014). My teaching is research-led, drawing on my academic expertise in, gender studies, new social movements, and political theory. I currently teach in these areas on a wide range of modules at Lincoln. I am currently course co-ordinator/convenor for three MA modules (Feminisms: Theories and Debates; Masculinities, Power and Society, the MA dissertation/independent study module) and two third year undergraduate courses: (Politics of Masculinity, New Social Movements). I also contribute/have contributed to the following team-taught courses at undergraduate level: Key Social Science Concepts; Applying Research; Independent Study; Body Politics; Human Rights; Researching Politics and International Relations; Thinking International Relations; Thinking Politics and Global Issues in Gender and Sexuality at MA level. I am currently supervising three PhDs (on gender-based violence, ethics of care and gender and global care chains) and I welcome proposals to supervise additional projects in all areas related to my research (see above).

Subject Specialism

Gender and Politics, Political Sociology, Masculinities, Men's Movements, Fathers' Rights Groups, Gender-based Violence on Campus


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy — HEA via University of Lincoln Professional Standards Framework, 2014
  • PhD: Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses. Supervisors: Professor Judith Squires and Professor Sarah Childs. Internal: Professor Terrell Carver; External: Dr Fiona Mackay. — Department of Politics, University of Bristol, 2009
  • MSc Research Methods — Department of Politics, University of Bristol, 2003
  • MA Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) — Department of Politics, University of York, 2001
  • BA Politics (minor in Philosophy) First Class Honours — Department of Politics, University of Lancaster, 2000


  • Research Project: Stand Together: Challenging gender-based violence through prevention education. With Sundari Anitha (PI); Jill Jameson (Co-I), Zowie Davy (Co-I) and Aylwyn Walsh (Co-I) at UOL. Funded by: UOL Research Investment Fund. Total amount: £44,365. Start Date: 1st September 2014. End Date: 31st August 2015
  • Funding to run a workshop at the University of Bristol (with Dr Elspeth Van Veeren): Dressing for Dissent, New theories of embodied politics, from: the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Political Thought (£200), the University of Bristol Gender Research Centre (£100), the University of Bristol Global Insecurities Centre (£50) and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln (£100)
  • Main Foundation Grant 2007-2008: £2000 from the British Federation of Women Graduates to finance the completion of my PhD. August 2007.
  • ESRC 1+2 Competition Award Funding 2002-2005: ESRC funding for MSc Research Methods and PhD (see above)
  • ESRC Quota Award Funding 2001-2002: ESRC funding for MA in Political Philosophy (see above)