Dr Blair Williams

BA Hons (1st), PhD
Research Fellow/Lecturer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Gender Specific Studies 169901
  • Race And Ethnic Relations 160803
  • Media Studies 200104
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality 200205

Research interests

Additional research interests include: feminist theory, Australian politics, women politicians, media analysis, post-structuralism, critical theory, queer theory, LGBTQIA+ rights and refugee politics.


I am a Research Fellow/Lecturer with the Global Institute for Women's Leadership (GIWL) at the Australian National University (ANU).

Currently, I am working on several research projects, such as analysing the gendered media coverage of women leaders’ response the COVID-19 pandemic or examining the gendered double standards of Murdoch press coverage of political women.

Since May 2019, I am the regular federal political correspondent for Radio Adelaide. I also currently sit on the Executive Board of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on Gender Politics and Policy (RC 19) and am the Social Media Coordinator for both RC19 and the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women’s Caucus.

My research and activism have garnered maintstream media attention, frequently appearing on radio, television and in newspapers.

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