Middle East Studies
Eleonore Lepinard

Eléonore Lépinard

Eléonore Lépinard is an associate professor in gender studies at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne. Her main areas of research are in the fields of feminist movements and theory, gender and law, intersectionality, and gender and political representation. Her second monograph, Feminist Trouble: Intersectional Politics in Post-Secular Times (Oxford University Press, 2020) explores the reconfigurations of feminist movements in France and Québec in the context of debates on Islamic veiling and femonationalism. She is also the author of a monograph on the French parity reform (L'égalité introuvable: les féministes, la parité et la République, Presses de Sciences Po, 2007), and of an introduction to feminist theories (Les théories en études de genre, with Marylène Lieber, La Découverte, 2020). She is also the co-editor of several volumes: L’intersectionnalité: enjeux théoriques et pratiques (Paris La Dispute, 2016, with Farinaz Fassa and Marta Roca) which explores central issues in the diffusion and reception of intersectionality in France, a comparative volume on gender quotas in Europe, Transforming Gender Citizenship: The Irresistible Rise of Gender Quotas in Europe (with Ruth Rubio-Marin, Cambridge University Press, 2018), a volume which explores a variety of intersectional practices in feminist and queer movements, Intersectionality in feminist and queer movements: challenging privileges (with Elizabeth Evans, Routledge 2020), and a volume on gendered islamophobia in Europe, Genre et islamophobie: Discriminations, préjugés et représentations en Europe (with Oriane Sarrasin et Lavinia Gianettoni ENS editions 2021). She was the recipient of the best paper award from American Political Science Association (APSA) women and politics section, as well as of the Frank L. Wilson best paper award of APSA French politics group (2012). In recent years, she has published her research in journals such as Politics, Groups & Identities, Gender & Society, European Journal of Women’s Studies, and Politics & Gender.