Professor Catherine Hoskyns

Professor Emerita in European Studies

School of Humanities 
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Email: hoskynscatherine@gmail.com
Skype: catherinehoskyns1

Biography

I am Professor Emerita at Coventry University and Visiting Academic at the CSGR, University of Warwick.. I retired in 2000 having been successively senior lecturer, reader and professor in international relations. For most of my time I taught in the International Relations department specialising in European studies. I also taught gender studies and in 1996 I combined the two, publishing Integrating Gender – Women, Law and Politics in the European Union. In 1992 I won a Nuffield research fellowship and from 1994 – 2000 was Jean Monnet reader and then professor in European studies.

I have kept an interest in African studies and am currently writing a memoir on my time in East Africa in the fifties and sixties and a monograph for the Africa Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs on the way in which African issues have been handled over the years. I have written many academic articles and have regularly written reviews and refereed articles and books for a variety of journals and publishers.

Qualifications

  • 1956 BA Oxon English Language and Literature
  • 1963 MA Oxon English Language and Literature

Research

I am currently working on a monograph for the RIIA on Africa at Chatham House  

  • With Shirin M. Rai, Univ.of Warwick , work on the evaluation of women’s unpaid work, 2011 2014
  • With Felicity Butler study of a project in Nicaragua to include a component for women’s work in the costs of production of sesame, 2010 – 2013
  • History of gender policy in the EU, supported by grants from the British Academy, theNuffield Foundation and the Jean Monnet programme, 1990 1996
  • Study of history and current operations of the pan-­African movement, 1965 – 1970
  • Account of the international dimensions of the 1960/61 Congo crisis, supported by RIIA, and the Gilbert Murray Trust, 1962 1964

Outputs and publications

  • Shirin M Rai, Catherine Hoskyns and Dania Thomas (2014) 'Depletion: the Cost of Social Reproduction International Feminist Journal of Politics', 16/1 pp. 86-­‐105.
  • Catherine Hoskyns and Shirin M. Rai (2007) 'Recasting the Global Political Economy: Counting Women’s Unpaid Work New Political Economy', 12/3 pp. 119-­‐317
  • C. Hoskyns and M Newman eds (2000) 'Democratising the EU – Issues for the 21st Century', Manchester: MUP
  • Hoskyns, C (1996) 'Integrating Gender Women Law and Politics in the EU', London: Verso
  • Hoskyns, C (1965) 'The Congo Since Independence',  Oxford University Press

Areas of expertise

  • Gender politics
  • Politics of African nationalism
  • History and politics of the EU
  • Research skills
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
QS Five Star Rating 2020 and University of the year shortlisted
Coventry City of Culture 2021