University of Gothenburg
Ann Towns is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She received her PhD in political science, with a minor in feminist studies, at the University of Minnesota in 2004. She was then awarded a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant from the European Commission for a post-doc at the University of Gothenburg, worked as assistant professor in political science and international relations at the University of Delaware and as assistant professor in political science at University West, Sweden. In 2013, she was awarded a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Towns is associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and a member of the editorial boards of Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics, International Studies Review, Politics and Internasjonal Politikk.
Towns is the author of Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society (2010, Cambridge University Press). Her research has also appeared in International Organization, European Journal of International Relations, Millennium, Party Politics, NORA, Cooperation & Conflict and Women & Politics, among others. She has also contributed to a number of edited volumes and, recently, to the Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory.