Joni Lovenduski FBA, AcSS is Anniversary Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. She writes about the politics of women’s political representation, equality policy and feminist politics. She has published several books including Feminizing Politics, Contemporary Feminist Politics, Women and European Politics, Political Recruitment, and numerous edited collections of essays, academic journal articles and shorter essays. Her current research is on Gender and the State, including equality policy, political representation and the gendering of public policy debates. She has chaired the board of Political Quarterly since 2009. In 2007 she won the Special Recognition Award of the Political Studies Association of the UK for her contribution to political studies. In 2009 she won the Gender and Politics Award of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics and in 2013 she won the Isaiah Berlin prize for her lifetime contribution to the study of politics.