Academic Publications

Nugent, Mary K. Forthcoming. “Feminist to its Fingertips? Gendered Division of Labour and the European Parliament ‘Women’s Rights and Gender Equality’ Committee.” In Gendering the European Parliament: Structures, Policies, and Practices, edited by Petra Ahrens and Lise Rolandsen Agustín. Rowman & Littlefield.


Intersectional Institutions: Representing Women and Ethnic Minorities in the UK Labour Party,” Party Politics, 22(5):620-630. With Mona Lena Krook.


All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities," Parliamentary Affairs, 69(1):115-135. With Mona Lena Krook.  (Appeared in Herald Scotland, Vancouver Sun, and Liberal Democrat Newswire, and cited during UK Liberal Democrat conference debate on All-Women Shortlists.)


Women in Politics in Western Europe” in Women, Policy and Political Leadership, ed. Wilhelm Hofmeister, Megha Sarmah, and Dilpreet Kaur. Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2015.



Other Publications

Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog:


Democratic Audit: 

'Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process’  (co-authored with Mona Lena Krook, February 2016).  Re-posted at LSE ‘British Policy & Politics’ blog, and discussed in Liberal Democrat Voice.



Select Conference Papers

'Youth Representation in National Parliaments,' with Mona Lena Krook. European Consortium Political Research General Conference, Oslo, Norway, September 2017.


'When Does He Speak for She? Men Representing Women in the UK Parliament'. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2017.


'Regendering Politics: The Impact of Electoral Parity in Tunisia,' with Mona Lena Krook. European Conference of Politics and Gender, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2017.


'When does He speak for She? Men on the European Parliament Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.' International Political Science Association World Congress, Poznan, Poland, July 2016 (i-poster version for APSA 2016)


'Executive Credentials: Gender Differences in Gubernatorial Resumes,' with Kelly Dittmar and Catherine Wineinger. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2015.


'Presence without being Present? Sinn Fein’s Representation of Women via Abstentionism.' International Studies Association North East, Baltimore, November 2014.



Media Comments

Quoted about women in US politics in Bustle

Interview on i24NEWS about Britain First and UK/US relations.


Interview for Newsradio 106.7 on the UK's EU referendum, results, and implications.


Interview with 90.3 The CoreRadio, on women in politics and the 2016 election.  


Quoted on Brexit voters and Trump, and US-UK relations in Bloomberg.


Quoted about judging debates in prison, including in Wall Street Journal and interviewed on BBC Newsnight