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Publications, conference participation and invited talks

Books

2017. Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns, eds. Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiations. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58682-3.

Journal articles

2020. Niklasson, Birgitta. “The Gendered Networking of Diplomats” The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(1): 13-42.

2018. Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns. “The Gender Turn in Diplomacy: A New Research Agenda” International Feminist Journal of Politics. (Published online July 6, 2018) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2018.1483206. 

2018. Jezierska, Katarzyna and Ann Towns. “Taming Feminism? The Place of Gender Equality in the ‘Progressive Sweden’ Brand” Place Branding & Public Diplomacy 14(1):55-63. 

2017. Towns, Ann and Birgitta Niklasson. “Gender, International Status, and Ambassador Appointments” Foreign Policy Analysis 13, 521-540. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fpa/orw039.

Book chapters

2017. Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns. “Diplomacy – A Gendered Institution” In Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman (eds) Diplomacy in a Globalizing World, second edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 

2017. Towns, Ann, Anne-Kathrin Kreft and Birgitta Niklasson. “The Empowerment of Women in Diplomacy” in Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl and Farida Jalalzai (eds) Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64006-8. 

2017. Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns. “Introduction” in Karin Aggestam and Ann Towns, eds. Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiations. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58682-3. 

2017. Niklasson, Birgitta and Felicia Robertsson (2017) “The Swedish MFA: Ready to Live Up to Expectations?” in Karin Aggestam and Ann E. Towns, eds. Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp 65-85. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58682-3. 

2017. Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns. “Conclusions” in Karin Aggestam and Ann Towns, eds. Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiations. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58682-3. 

2017. Niklasson, Birgitta and Ann Towns. “Gender, status, and ambassador appointments to militarized and violent countries” in Jennifer Cassidy, ed. Gender and Diplomacy New York: Routledge, pp 100-119.

Conference participation and invited talks

2019. Niklasson, Birgitta, “Female Ambassadors Breaking New Ground: A Study of Swedish and American Ambassador Appointments”. A talk given at the conference “Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019”, Ottawa, 2019.

2018. Niklasson, Birgitta and Ann Towns. “Women’s Empowerment – A Matter of Numbers? A Comparative Study of Ambassadors’ Appointments and Status. Paper presented at the ECPR conference at Hamburg, August 25 2018.

2018. Towns Ann and Jezierska Katarzyna. “Gender Equality as a Nordic Brand? Comparing Sweden, Denmark and Norway." Paper presented at the Gender Equality as Branding: Moving Beyond Nordic Exceptionalism Workshop, Refsnes Gods (Moss), June 20-21 2018.

2018. Towns Ann and Jezierska Katarzyna. “Feminist Foreign Policy and the Battle for Civil Society in Europe.” Paper presented at the conference Activism at a Time of Backslide: Feminist and LGBTQ Responses to Opposition to Gender and Sexual Equality, Central European University, May 11-12 2018.

2018. Towns, Ann. “’Diplomacy is a Feminine Art.’ Gender and International Hierarchies in Diplomacy.” Invited talk in the Remapping International Relations series, Mortara Center for International studies, Georgetown University, March 16, 2018.

2018. Towns, Ann. "’Diplomacy is a Feminine Art.’ Gender and International Hierarchies in Diplomacy.” Invited talk at the Department of Political Science and IR, Florida International University, March 8, 2018.

2018. Towns, Ann. “’Diplomacy is a Feminine Art.’ Gender and International Hierarchies in Diplomacy.” Invited Talk at the Gender and Politics (GAP) Seminar, Rutgers University, March 5, 2018.

2017. Towns, Ann and Birgitta Niklasson. “Gender, Status and Ambassador Appointments to Militarized and Violent Countries.” Paper presented at the Global Challenges – Nordic Experiences conference of the University of Oslo, March 20, 2017.

2017. Towns, Ann and Karin Aggestam. “Towards a gender-just-diplomacy: Gendered norms in the foreign service and practice of negotiation.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, USA, Feb 25, 2017.

2016. Towns, Ann. “Feminizing Diplomacy” Paper presented at the New Diplomatic History Conference, University of Copenhagen, Nov 24, 2016.

2015. Towns, Ann.“’Diplomacy is a Feminine Art.’ On the Unstable Gendering of Diplomacy and the Diplomat.” Paper presented at the Gender and Politics Workshop, Göteborg, Sweden Oct 13, 2015.

2015. Towns, Ann. “’Diplomacy is a feminine Art.’ On the Unstable Gendering of Diplomacy and the Diplomat” Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, Sweden, June 13, 2015.

2015. Towns, Ann and Birgitta Niklasson. “Gender, Power and Ambassador Appointments.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, USA, Feb 18, 2015.

2015. Towns, Ann. “Diplomacy is a Feminine Art” Invited talk at Colloquium on International Politics, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Oct 1, 2015.

2015. Towns, Ann. “Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Diplomacy.” Invited research presentation at the workshop Measuring Women’s Empowerment Across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research, Thyssen Foundation, Cologne, Germany, June 2015.

Student Theses

Haeggblom, Moa (Spring 2019) ”’Oh, how pretty you women are talking about security.’ A qualitative perspective on how female internal mediators in Colombia view gender as affecting their influence in peace negotiation.” Undergraduate thesis in political science.

Dharsani, Moez (Spring 2017) “Institutional Gender Patterns and Experiences of Gender in the European External Action Services” Master’s thesis in European Studies.

Skoglund, John (Fall 2016) “Fast Mellan Nytta och Risk? En uppsats om hur länders jämställdhet påverkar utnämnandet av kvinnliga ambassadörer” Undergraduate thesis in political science.

  

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