Prof. Dr. em. Diane Sainsbury - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2009

Diane Sainsbury is an emeritus professor of political science at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. She was also a visiting scholar in Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom. Sainsbury conducts research in the areas of social policy, welfare systems and political participation and analyses gender relations. In addition, she compares the political representation of women in Europe and North America in her research. Sainsbury’s publications and research have had a major impact on the development of European gender studies in political science.

Areas of Expertise

  • Parties and elections
  • Participation and political recruitment
  • Welfare states, social policies and migration
  • Women and politics

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Geschlechtervertrag und Generationenvertrag
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2009 (with Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz and Prof. Dr. Notburga Ott)

Gender and Migration Regimes in European Welfare States in Comparative Perspective
Lecture at the conference “Klasse, Migration, Geschlecht in Bildung und Beruf. Wohlfahrtsstaaten im Vergleich“, Ruhr University Bochum, 26 June 2009

Cooperation with University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr):

Immigration and the Welfare State
Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, 17 June 2009

Selected Publications
Sainsbury, Diane. 2008. Gendering the Welfare State. In Politics, Gender, and Concepts: Theory and Methodology, ed. by Gary Goertz und Amy G. Mazur, 94–113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sainsbury, Diane. 2007. Swedish State Feminism: Continuity and Change. In Changing State Feminism, ed. by Johanna Kantola und Joyce Outshoorn, 224–245. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sainsbury, Diane. 2006. Immigrants’ Social Rights in Comparative Perspective: Welfare Regimes, Forms of Immigration and Immigration Policy Regimes. Journal of European Social Policy 16 (3): 229–244.

Sainsbury, Diane. 2005. Party Feminism, State Feminism and Women's Representation in Sweden. In State Feminism and Political Representation, ed. by Joni Lovenduski, 195–215. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sainsbury, Diane. 1996. Gender, Equality and Welfare States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.