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Prof Angelia Wilson - personal details

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Role: Professor of Politics

Tel: 0161 275-4766




Angelia Wilson (D.Phil, University of York; B.A. Hons. McMurry University) joined the University of Manchester in 1994. Professor Wilson's research explores the intersections of social conservatism, Christianity, feminist political theory and policies regulating sexuality. Her new book, Why Europe is lesbian and gay friendly (and why America never will be) (SUNY, 2013), compares European and American differences in politics, welfare policies and social values which lead to divergent policies regulating the lives of lesbian and gay citizens. Her recent edited a collection, Situating Intersectionality (Palgrave, 2013), brings together international scholars employing an intersectional analysis of politics and policy outcomes. Her other books include: Below the Belt (Continuum, 2000); A Simple Matter of Justice? (ed.,Continuum, 1994); Activating Theory (co-ed, Lawrence & Wishart, 1993). Her work has appeared in New Political Science, Politics & Religion, Politics & Gender, Contemporary Politics, Culture Health & Sexuality, Critical Social Policy, Sexualities and the American Review of Politics.

She is an experienced political commentator appearing on BBC World Service, BBC One News, BBC Breakfast Show, The Big Question, CBBC Newsround and various BBC Radio programmes.

Currently, she serves on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association. She is co-editor of the journal Politics & Religion (Cambridge University Press).