Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs PortraitsThe Research and Methods Symposium is an informal venue for faculty and graduate students to present their research, with a particular focus on methodological issues. It provides an opportunity for researchers to get feedback on their work from a friendly audience and offers department members an opportunity to learn what their colleagues are doing and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in social science methodology. On Monday, October 19th, Dr. Amy Mazur gave a talk as part of PPPA’s Research and Methods Symposium. Her presentation is titled, “Toward a Feminist Measure of Gender Equality: Initial Lessons from the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Project.” She presented an in-progress measurement for assessing implementation and impact success in the area of gender equality policy in western post industrial democracies. It is being developed in the context of an international comparative research project on gender equality policy.