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Francesca Feo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-mailfrancesca.feo@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 84 00
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 17
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Francesca Feo is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Government, University of Bergen. She is a member of the team of a ERC research project titled SUCCESS Gender-Gap in Political Endurance: a novel political inclusion theory (2021-2026), led by Ragnhild Louise Muriaas

Her research interest is at the intersection between gender and politics, with a particular focus on the politics of gender and LGBTIQ policy-making, and the gendered organizational cultures of parliamentary institutions and political parties with a focus on populism and the radical right.

Francesca obtained her PhD in Political Science and Sociology at Scuola Normale Superiore, in Florence. Her thesis explored the varieties of institutional resistance to the adoption and implementation of gender and LGBTIQ policies in Italy between 1995 and 2021, focusing on the mechanisms, framing strategies and actors involved in undermining inclusionary policy efforts.

Francesca’s work appears, among others, in Politics & Gender, the European Journal of Politics and Gender, the International Political Science Review, and Politics and Governance. She is co‐convenor of the standing group on gender and politics of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP).