Publications

Journal Articles:

Williams, Blair. Forthcoming. ‘Where are all the Great Women politicians? A gendered analysis of Australian political biographies.’ Australian Journal of Biography and History.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘It’s a Man’s World at the Top: Gendered Media Representations of Julia Gillard and Helen Clark’. Feminist Media Studies.

Johnson, Carol and Blair Williams. 2020. ‘Gender and Political Leadership in a Time of COVID’. Politics & Gender 16(4): 943–950.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘A Tale of Two Women: A comparative media analysis of UK Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May’. Parliamentary Affairs 72(2): 398–420.

Williams, Blair. 2017. ‘A Gendered Media Analysis of the Prime Ministerial Ascension of Gillard and Turnbull: He’s “taken back the reins” and she’s “a backstabbing” murderer’. Australian Journal of Political Science 52 (4): 550–564.


Books:

Williams, Blair. From Tightropes to Gendered Tropes: Sexist media representations of women prime ministers. (In progress).

Book Chapters:

Williams, Blair. 2021. ‘The Murdoch Presses: Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in Leadership’. In Gender and Australian Political Leadership, edited by Zareh Ghazarian and Katrina Lee-Koo, 182-192. Sydney: NewSouth.

Williams, Blair and Marian Sawer. 2018. ‘Rainbow Labor and a Purple Policy Launch: Gender and Sexuality Issues’. In Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election, edited by Anika Gauja, et al. ANU press.


Encyclopaedia Entries:

Williams, Blair. Forthcoming. ‘Margaret Thatcher’. In The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, edited by Karen Ross.Wiley.

Williams, Blair. Forthcoming. ‘Julia Gillard’. In The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, edited by Karen Ross. Wiley.

Williams, Blair. Forthcoming. ‘Helen Clark’. In The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, edited by Karen Ross. Wiley.


Book Reviews:

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘Book Review: Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion’. Queensland Review 27(2): 206-208.

Williams, Blair. 2018. ‘Book Review: Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides’. Feminist Media Studies 18 (2): 333–334.


Under Review:

Williams, Blair. ‘Fertile Wives and Barren Spinsters: How the print media link women prime ministers to their families’. Under Review.


Working papers:

Williams, Blair and Marian Sawer. ‘“Feminists have lost the plot”: Murdoch’s Anti-Gender Crusade in The Australian (2010-2020)’.

Williams, Blair. ‘The Queering of Women Prime Ministers: A Visual Analysis of Gendered Political Cartoons’.

Williams, Blair. ‘Pacing the Political Tightrope: A Gender Performative Analysis of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott’.


Public Writing:

Williams, Blair. 2021. ‘Covid has shown we need to do away with hyper-masculine styles of leadership’. Essays on Covid-19: The road to a gender-equal recovery.

Williams, Blair. 2021. ‘What’s in a name? The glaring double standard in politics’. The Canberra Times.

Williams, Blair. 2021. ‘Now for some better news: 9 Australians fighting for gender equality and making a difference’. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair. 2021. ‘A lasting women’s movement must make sure to include all women’. The Canberra Times.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘Inside the Toxic Sexist Culture of Australia’s Political Bubble’. Australian Outlook.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘Opinion: How the Murdoch media treats women leaders needs a spotlight’. SBS Dateline.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘There’s a big problem with the Murdoch media no one is talking about — how it treats women leaders’. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair and Kim Huynh. 2020. ‘Channel Seven’s Plate of Origin shows how Australian multiculturalism is defined by white people’. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘“Expect sexism”: A gender politics expert reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership‘. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘Are women leaders really better?’. Essays on Equality: COVID-19 Edition.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘Key figures in Australian political history: Julia Gillard, the leader who would ‘not be lectured’. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘A Tale of Two Women: A comparative media analysis of UK Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May’. Pop Politics Aus.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘It’s Reigning Men: Media portrayal and betrayal of 2 women PMs’. BroadAgenda.

Williams, Blair and Kim Huynh. 2020. ‘He says, she says: am I being sexist?’ The Canberra Times.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘From Tightropes to Gendered Tropes: A comparative study of the print mediation of women Prime Ministers’. Women’s Policy Action Tank Blog.

Williams, Blair. 2019. ‘Feminist or misogynist? Boris Johnson’s “woman problem”’. Broad Agenda.

Price, Jenna and Blair Williams. 2019. ‘Queensland paper backtracks after using violent imagery to depict Annastacia Palaszczuk’. The Conversation.

Williams, Blair and Louise Chappell. 2019. ‘The “unmarried head prefect” and other tired tropes: How the media stereotyped Gladys Berejiklian’. BroadAgenda Blog.

Williams, Blair. 2018. ‘The maelstrom of the leadership spill: Julie Bishop and the glass cliff’. BroadAgenda Blog.

Williams, Blair. 2018. ‘Media coverage of the UK’s female prime ministers has become more gendered from Thatcher to May’. Pop Politics Aus.

Williams, Blair. 2018. ‘Media coverage of the UK’s female prime ministers has become more gendered from Thatcher to May’. Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Williams, Blair and Marian Sawer. 2018. ‘Rainbow Labor and a purple policy launch: Gender and sexuality in the 2016 federal election’. BroadAgenda Blog.  

Williams, Blair. 2017. ‘He’s “taken back the reins” and she’s “a backstabbing murderer”’. BroadAgenda Blog.

Williams, Blair. 2017. ‘Julia Gillard, gender and the media: Treading the tight-rope’. VIDA Blog: Australian Women’s History Network.