Portrait of Professor Valerie Bryson Professor Valerie Bryson

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Biography

Valerie Bryson is Emerita Professor of Politics at the University of Huddersfield. Before joining the University in 1992, she lectured and researched in Political Theory and Political Sociology at City of London Polytechnic, Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester University, Liverpool University, Bradford University and the Open University. She was appointed Professor of Politics in 2002 in recognition of her record of research excellence. Founder of the Centre for Democracy and Governance in 2006 and Director until August 2008. Unit of Assessment Coordinator for the Politics and International Relations RAE entry. Convener (with Dr Georgina Blakeley) of a series of Political Theory conferences at the University in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2007. Appointed Emerita Professor on her retirement in 2010, she remains an active researcher, with ongoing links to the University.


Professor Bryson has published extensively on feminist theory and politics; her book Feminist Debates has been translated into Japanese, the second edition of her influential Feminist Political Theory has been translated into Greek, Russian and Arabic; a third, extensively revised, edition was published in 2016. She has co-edited four books arising out of conferences at the University. Her recent work has focussed on gender and the politics of time. In 2007, she became a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender Excellence at the University of Orebro, Sweden; her work with colleagues at Orebro has included co-editing a book and acting as discussant for a PhD student’s penultimate examination.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Professor Bryson is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.

Research interests

My research interests focus on the overlapping areas of feminist political theory, women and politics and the politics of time.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Bryson, V (2016) ‘Time, power and inequalities’. In: Time, Temporality and Global Politics. : E-International Relations. . ISBN 978-1910814154

Bryson, V (2016) Feminist Political Theory (3rd edition) . : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137439048

2013

Bryson, V (2013) ‘Time, gender inequalities and care’. In: Time on Our Side: Why we all need a shorter working week. : New economics foundation. . ISBN 9781908506399

Bryson, V (2013) ‘Time to Love’. In: Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415704298

2012

Bryson, V (2012) ‘Time, gender and care’. In: About Time: Developing the case for a shorter working week, 12th March 2012, London, UK

Bryson, V (2012) ‘Women and Feminisation’. In: Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9780230314108

2011

Bryson, V (2011) ‘Report from Workshop 2’. In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report Volume XI: Proceedings from GEXcel Theme 10: Love in Our Time - A Question For Feminism. : GEXcel. pp. 85-88. ISBN 9789173931939

Bryson, V. and Deery, R. (2011) ‘Social justice and time: the impact of public sector reform on the work of midwives in the National Health Service’. In: Redefining Social Justice: New Labour rhetoric and reality. Manchester: Manchester University Press. . ISBN 9780719082207

Bryson, V (2011) ‘Time to Love’. In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report Volume XI: Proceedings from GEXcel Theme 10: Love in Our Time - A Question For Feminism. : GEXcel. pp. 99-101. ISBN 9789173931939

Bryson, V. and Fisher, P. (2011) Redefining social justice : new labour, rhetoric and reality . : Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719082214

2010

Bryson, V (2010) ‘Sexuality: the contradictions of love and work’. In: Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415880879

Jonasdottir, A., Bryson, V. and Jones, K. (2010) Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives . Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality. : Routledge. ISBN 9780415880879

Blakeley, G. and Bryson, V. (2010) ‘Mind the gap: Democracy in theory and in practiceContemporary Political Theory , 9 (4), pp. 359-392. ISSN 1470-8914

Bryson, V. and Deery, R. (2010) ‘Public policy, ‘men's time’ and power: The work of community midwives in the British National Health ServiceWomen's Studies International Forum , 33 (2), pp. 91-98. ISSN 0277-5395

Bryson, V. and Heppell, T. (2010) ‘Conservatism and feminism: the case of the British Conservative PartyJournal of political ideologies , 15 (1), pp. 31-50. ISSN 1356-9317

Bryson, V (2010) ‘A Conservative Government: bad news for women?’. In: Shifting Agendas: Women and Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2010, 19th February 2010, University of Manchester, UK

2009

Bryson, V (2009) ‘The F-word: has the battle been won or do we still need feminism?’. In: The F-word: has the battle been won or do we still need feminism? Public Debate, 9th December 2009, The Huddersfield Salon, Huddersfield, UK

Bryson, V (2009) ‘Carmen Leccardi’s "Social Time, Women’s time"’. In: Conference on "Different Times, Life Times. Equal Opportunity Committees of Italian Universities and the Time Issue", 29th May 2009, Venice, Italy

Bryson, V (2009) ‘Carmen Leccardi’s “Social Time, Women’s time”’. In: Conference on Different Times, Life Times, 2009, Venice, Italy

2008

Bryson, V (2008) ‘Get Real: Love, Work and the Material Bases of Oppression’. In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report. Sweden: Institute of Thematic Gender Studies: Dept. of Gender Studies, Linköping University and Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University. pp. 21-24. ISBN 978-91-7393-800-6

Bryson, V (2008) ‘Report from Workshop 1 – Sexuality, Love and Social Theory’. In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report. Sweden: Institute of Thematic Gender Studies: Dept. of Gender Studies, Linköping University and Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University. pp. 121-124. ISBN 978-91-7393-800-6

Bryson, V. and Deery, R. (2008) ‘Public policy, power and time: a case study of community-based midwives in the NHS’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival 2008, 25 Feb-13 March 2008, Huddersfield

Bryson, V (2008) ‘From making tools to making love: Marx, materialism and feminist thought’. In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report. Sweden: Institute of thematic gender studies, Dept. of Gender Studies, Linköping University. pp. 23-36. ISBN 978-91-7393-983-6

Bryson, V (2008) ‘Time-Use StudiesInternational Feminist Journal of Politics , 10 (2), pp. 135-153. ISSN 14616742

Bryson, V (2008) ‘Poverty, work and careSoundings a Journal of Politics and Culture . ISSN 1362-6620

2007

Bryson, V (2007) Gender and the politics of time: feminist theory and contemporary debates . Bristol, UK: The Policy Press. ISBN 9781861347497

Bryson, V (2007) ‘Time’. In: The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. pp. 161-178. ISBN 9780719075117

Blakeley, G. and Bryson, V. (2007) The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates . London, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719075117

Bryson, V (2007) ‘The politics of timeSoundings a Journal of Politics and Culture (36). ISSN 1362-6620

Bryson, V (2007) ‘Perspectives in Gender Equality: Challenging the Terms of Debates’. In: The future of gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 35-53. ISBN 9780521874410

2006

Bryson, V (2006) ‘Andrea Dworkin, feminist political theory and the role of men’. In: Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, Friday 7th April 2007, Oxford University

2005

Bryson, V (2005) ‘Production and reproduction’. In: Marx and other four-letter words. : Pluto Press. . ISBN 9780745322520

2004

Bryson, V (2004) ‘Women, men and free time: do the facts really speak for themselves?’. In: International Association for Time Use Research Conference 2004: The 26th IATUR Conference on Time Use Research, October 2004, Rome , Italy

Bryson, V (2004) ‘Perspectives on sex equality: challenging the terms of debate’. In: 7th Annual Gender Symposium: Gender, Equality and Social Change Post 1945, 5th March 2004, Downing College, Cambridge, UK

Bryson, V (2004) ‘Marxism and feminism: can the "unhappy marriage" be saved?Journal of Political Ideologies , 9 (1), pp. 13-30. ISSN 1356-9317

Bryson, V (2004) ‘Time’. In: Just Something for the Girls?, Sat 13th-Sun 14th November 2004, University of Huddersfield

2003

Bryson, V (2003) ‘Sex, Lies and Time-Use Studies’. In: International Association for Time Use Research Conference 2003: Comparing Time - The 25th IATUR Conference on Time Use Research, 17th - 19th September 2003, Brussels, Belgium

Bryson, V (2003) Feminist political theory: an introduction . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0333945689

2002

Bryson, V (2002) ‘Gender’. In: Contemporary political concepts. London, UK: Pluto. pp. 108-125. ISBN 9780745317960

Blakeley, G. and Bryson, V. (2002) ‘Introduction and Conclusions’. In: Contemporary political concepts: a critical introduction. London: Pluto Press. . ISBN 9780745317960

Blakeley, G. and Bryson, V. (2002) Contemporary political concepts . London, UK: Pluto. ISBN 9780745317960

2000

Bryson, V (2000) ‘Feminist challenges to common sense’. In: Feminisms and women's movements in contemporary Europe. Basingstoke: Macmillan. pp. 35-49. ISBN 9780333734797

Esteem

Saturday 1st October 2017 Keynote address on ‘Work-life balance: challenging the terms of debate’, Copenhagen Business School at the ‘Economy, People and Planet’ conference organised by Omstilling Nu. http://www.omstilling.nu/epp2016