Prof. Myra Marx Ferree, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2004

Myra Marx Ferree is a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University in social psychology and social relations in 1976. She was vice-president of the American Sociological Association in 1996 and is co-editor of the Journal of Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Gender & Society and The Sociological Quarterly. She has published extensively in the area of feminist organisations in the United States and Germany, gender inequality, and the inclusion of gender in sociological theory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Class analysis and historical change
  • Comparative-historical sociology
  • Women’s movement in Germany and the USA
  • Governmental practices and discourses about abortion

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Transnational Feminist Networks on the Web
Lecture at the workshop “Transnationale feministische Netzwerke, Citizenship und Differenz”, 7 July 2004, 10 a.m., International Convention Centre of the Ruhr University Bochum

Selected Publications
Marx Ferree, Myra, and William A. Gamson and Jürgen Gerhards and Dieter Rucht. 2002. Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marx Ferree, Myra, and Beth Hess and Judith Lorber. Eds. 1998. Revisioning Gender: New Directions in the Social Sciences. New York, Oxford, Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.

Marx Ferree, Myra and Beth Hess. 2000. Controversy and Coalition: The New Feminist Movement. 2nd edition, New York: Routledge.

Marx Ferree, Myra and Beth Hess. Eds. 1987. Analyzing Gender: A Handbook for the Social Sciences. Beverly Hills: Sage.