Publications

Journal Articles:

Johnson, Carol and Blair Williams. 2020. ‘Gender and Political Leadership in a Time of COVID’. Politics & Gender.

Williams, Blair. 2020. ‘A Tale of Two Women: A comparative media analysis of UK Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May’. Parliamentary Affairs 0: 1-23.

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. Forthcoming. ‘The Murdoch Presses: Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in Leadership’. In Gender and Australian Political Leadership, edited by Zareh Ghazarian and Katrina Lee-Koo. 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. 2018. ‘Book Review: Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides’. Feminist Media Studies 18 (2): 333–334.


Under Review:

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


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 Family Trope: A comparative analysis of the gendered print mediation of women Prime Ministers’.

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. 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. ‘How Julia Gillard forever changed Australian politics – especially for women‘. 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”’. BroadAgenda.

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.

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

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.  

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

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

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