Prof. Amy Mazur, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 2001/2002

Amy Mazur is a political science lecturer and researcher at Washington State University and received her Ph.D. from New York University. Her research focuses on comparative perspectives of gender policies in post-industrial states. She is co-founder and director of the international Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State, and she carried out the study Appareils Gouvernementaux Chargés de la Politique en Direction des Femmes for the Ministry of Work and Solidarity in France. In 1997, Mazur drafted a report for the Equal Opportunities Bureau of the European Union.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative feminist policy issues
  • Women’s policy and agencies
  • Comparison of post-industrial democracies and their equality policies
  • French politics

Lectures at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Feminist Comparative Policy
Policy Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, winter term 2001/02

Selected Publications
Mazur, Amy. 2002. Theorizing Feminist Policy. London: Oxford University Press.

Mazur, Amy. Ed. 2001. State Feminism, Women’s Movements, and Job Training: Making Democracies Work in the Global Economy. New York: Routledge.

Mazur, Amy. 1999. Feminist Comparative Policy: A New Field of Study. European Journal of Political Research 1 (1): 1–25.

Mazur, Amy. 1995. Gender Bias and the State: Symbolic Reform at Work in Fifth Republic France. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.