Treading the Tight-rope: A comparative study of first women Prime Ministers, gender performativity and the media Thesis Supervisory Panel: Panel Chair: Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer Supervisor: Associate Professor Helen Keane Supervisor: Associate Professor Fiona Jenkins
Blair Williams started her PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations in March 2015. Her thesis focuses on why first women Prime Ministers experience misogynistic representations in the media and how the media in turn construct misogyny through discourse. Blair completed a joint Bachelor of Arts Honours First Class degree in Gender Studies and Social Analysis (GSSA) and Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2014, winning the Business and Professional Women's award for the top GSSA Honours student. Ms Williams is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women's Caucus, the International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC19, and the Australian Women and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) pages.