Tània Verge

Counsellor for Equality and Feminisms of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) (since May 2021). She is Full Professor in the Political and Social Sciences Department of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (UPF), where she was also Director of the university’s Equality Unit from 2014-2021 and Coordinator of the Minor in Gender Studies. Her research has focused on how gender pervades political parties and parliaments, gender quotas and political representation as well as resistances to the adoption and implementation of equality policies. She has published articles in high impact journals such as Journal of Women Politics and Policy, Politics & Gender, Parliamentary Affairs, International Political Science Review and many more. She has been a member of the UNiGUAL research project, on the implementation of equality policies in Spanish universities, a member of the GEYPO Gender and Politics research group and was the Principal Researcher of the SIMBOLREP research project that addressed the links between women´s descriptive representation with substantive and symbolic representation in Spain and Portugal. Her 2015 article “The Symbolic Impact of Women’s Representation on Citizens’ Political Attitudes: Measuring the Effect Through Survey Experiments” won the 2015 ECPG Best Paper in Gender and Politics Award. She has been an advisor for various national and international institutions, foundations and organizations on equality policies and equality plans, including the Parliament of Catalonia, the Catalan Ombudsman, AQU Catalunya, the European Institute for Gender Equality and the Council of Europe, and has been an active member in different entities and groups of the Catalan feminist movement, including Ca la Dona and # OnSónLesDones.