Carnegie Mellon University

Joyce Mushaben- "Becoming the World's Most Powerful Woman"

Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:30-6:00pm, Baker A53

Joyce Marie Mushaben is a Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics and former Director of the Institute for Women's & Gender Studies (2002-2005) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Fluent in German, her teaching centers on comparative public policy, the European Union, women's leadership, citizenship, immigration, mega-cities and sustainability issues. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare issues,  EU migration and integration studies.

Her books/monographs include Identity without a Hinterland? Continuity and Change in National Consciousness in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989 (1993); From Post-War to Post-Wall Generations: Changing Attitudes towards the National Question and NATO in the Federal Republic of Germany (1998); The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Integration and Mobilization among Ethnic Minorities in Germany (2008); and, Gendering the European Union: New Responses to Old Democratic Deficits (co-edited  with Gabriele Abels, 2012). Her latest book focuses on Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (forthcoming 2016). Her articles have appeared in World PoliticsPolityWest European PoliticsGerman PoliticsGerman Politics & Society, the Journal of Peace ResearchDemocratizationPolitics & ReligionCitizenship Studies, Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, German Law Review  and Femina Politica. A past president of the German Studies Association (USA), she has also served on the Executive Boards of the International Association for the Study of German Politics and the German Studies Association, as well as on  selection committees for Fulbright, the German Academic Exchange Service and  the American Council of  Learned Societies.  She is a current Editorial Board member for German Politics & SocietyGerman Politics and Femina Politica.

Having received a 1999 Trailblazer Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Creativity in 2007, Mushaben is a three-time Alexander von Humboldt Fellow,  a former Ford Foundation Fellow, German Marshall Fund grantee and DAAD recipient. She has held guest-scholar posts at the Academy for Social Sciences (GDR), the Center for Youth Research (GDR), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Research (Berlin).  She was named  the first Research Associate in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University, has enjoyed  Visiting Professorships at the Ohio State University,  Berlin’s Humboldt University,  the Missouri-London Program  and at  the Universities of Erfurt, Stuttgart and  Tübingen (Germany) , inter alia.  Affiliated with the American Institute for Contemporary German Politics (Washington D.C.) and a designated Fulbright  Specialist, she is commonly known as "Dr. J."

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, Department of Modern Languages, and Department of History

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