Research and Publications

Journal Articles:

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

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.


Book Chapters:

Williams, Blair and Sawer, Marian. 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. 2018.


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.


Working papers / under review:

Williams, Blair. ‘The Grocer’s and Vicar’s Daughters: A comparative gendered mediation analysis of UK Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May’.

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

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

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’.


Blog Posts:

Price, Jenna and Williams, Blair. 2019. ‘Queensland paper backtracks after using violent imagery to depict Annastacia Palaszczuk’. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/queensland-paper-backtracks-after-using-violent-imagery-to-depict-annastacia-palaszczuk-117501

Williams, Blair and Chappell, Louise. 2019. ‘The ‘unmarried head prefect’ and other tired tropes: How the media stereotyped Gladys Berejiklian’. BroadAdenga Blog. http://www.broadagenda.com.au/home/the-unmarried-head-prefect-and-other-tired-tropes-how-the-media-stereotyped-gladys-berejiklian/

Williams, Blair. 2018. ‘Media coverage of the UK’s female prime ministers has become more gendered from Thatcher to May’. Pop Politics Aus. https://poppoliticsaus.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/media-coverage-of-the-uks-female-prime-ministers-has-become-more-gendered-from-thatcher-to-may/

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. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/news-Article.aspx?id=1916bb6e-7686-468a-a13b-fa9bed558df7

Williams, Blair and Sawer, Marian. 2018. ‘Rainbow Labor and a purple policy launch: Gender and sexuality in the 2016 federal election’. BroadAgenda Blog. <http://www.broadagenda.com.au/home/rainbow-labor-and-a-purple-policy-launch-gender-and-sexuality-issues-in-the-2016-federal-election/>

Williams, Blair. 2017. ‘He’s “Taken Back the Reins” and She’s “a Backstabbing Murderer”’. BroadAgenda Blog. http://www.broadagenda.com.au/home/hes-taken-back-the-reins-and-shes-a-backstabbing-murderer/

Williams, Blair. 2017. ‘Julia Gillard, gender and the media: Treading the tight-rope’. VIDA Blog: Australian Women’s History Network. http://www.auswhn.org.au/blog/gillard-gender-media/

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