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Amy G. Mazur is Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at Washington State University, and Associate Researcher at LIEPP- Sciences Po, Paris. Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative feminist policy issues and comparative methodology with a particular emphasis on France.
She is currently co convening, with Isabelle Engeli, the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Network (GEPP). In the context of GEPP, she also co convenes the Equal Employment network and the French Team. Their edited book on Corporate Board Gender Equality just came out with Oxford University Press (link to e-book). In the summer of 2022, she co organized a GEPP workshop on Equal Pay at the University of Bielefeld in Germany thanks to funding workshop funding she had obtained in the amount of $15k.
In 2022, she completed a mixed method study for the Organization of Security and Cooperation of Europe on Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Equality and is currently producing practical guide. In Spring 2022, she gave a presentation on the study at a United Nations panel organized by the OSCE. Since, 2019 She has been lead editor of French Politics (see link above). Mazur is also member of the editorial boards of Policy and Politics, European Journal of Politics and Gender, Political Research Quarterly and Palgrave’s book series on Gender and Politics.
At WSU, she is the faculty advisor to the Political Science Honor’s Society (link to that page on PPPA’s website) and the Political Science Club (link). This year she is working on a special project on reforming the Political Science Major and is chair of the School’s Scholarship Committee.
From 2020-2022, she was an Associate Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University. From 1995 to 2011, she was co convener, with Dorothy McBride, of the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State. From 2006 to 2014 she was Co Editor of Political Research Quarterly, with Cornell Clayton. In 2015, she was a Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, in 2009, a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Warwick, in 2007-08 and in Fall 2001 the Marie-Jahoda Professor of International Feminist Studies at Ruhr University, Bochum. In 2005-06, she was an expert for the United Nations for the Expert Group Meeting on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-making Processes and rapporteur of the final meeting report. She has also been consulted by the European Union, the World Bank and the Obama Administration. She has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the European Science Foundation, the French Ministry of Social Affairs and the Norwegian National Science Foundation.
New York University, M.A. 1986, Joint Ph.D., 1992 (Politics and French Studies).
Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques de Paris, 1986-87. Graduate work toward Ph.D..
Colby College, B.A., 1984.
Université de Caen, France, 1982-1983.
Comparative Feminist Policy; Women’s Policy Agencies/State Feminism; Feminist Policy Implementation; Methodology: Conceptualization and Mixed Methods, French Politics
POL S 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL S 201 Political Science Research Methods
POL S 432 Comparative Public Policy
POL S 501 Scope of Political Science
POL S 503 Methodology
POL S 534 Comparative Politics
POL S 537 Comparative Gender and Politics
Pi Sigma Alpha Best Chapter Advisor Award, 2018-2019,
Washington State University, Faculty Woman of Distinction Award, 2017.
College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University, Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Teaching, Research and Creative Activities. 2013-2014.
College of Liberal Arts, Washington State University, Excellence in Professional Service Award. Spring, 2011.
Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, Midwest Political Science Association, Women’s Caucus for Political Science, 2011.
Washington State University- Committee Chair:
Sydney Smith, PhD Expected 2025
Joel Mehic-Parker, PhD Expected 2022
Richard Elgar, Spring 2019. Current Position: Assistant Director, Foley Institute, WSU
Renée Edwards. 2015. Current Position: Researcher and qualitative team lead for the Education and Employment Research Center. Rutgers University.
Season Hoard. 2012. Current Position: Project Manager, DGSS and Associate Clinical Professor – WSU.
Ingrid Bego, 2011. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University.
Wannapa Leeraisiri, 2004. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Janine Parry. 1999. Washington State University. Current Position: Full Professor, University of Arkansas.
Outside of WSU – Committee Member:
Emily St. Denny. Fall, 2016. Nottingham Trent University. Current Position: University of Stirling, UK.
Max Waltman. 2014. University of Stockholm. Current Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard University.
Rainbow Murray. 2008. Birkbeck College- London. Current Position: Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London. Research
Isabelle Engeli. 2007. University of Geneva. Current Position: Reader, University of Bath.
Laure Bereni. 2007. EHSS-Paris. Current Position: Chargée de recherche, CNRS, Equipe PRO, Centre Maurice Halbwachs
Claudie Baudino. 2000. Université de Paris IX – Dauphine. Current Position: Chargée de Mission, French Ministry of Social Affairs.
Gender Equality and Policy Implementation in the Corporate World: Making Democracy Work in Business. Edited with Isabelle Engeli. Oxford University Press 2022.
The Oxford University Press Handbook on French Politics. Edited with Robert Elgie and Emiliano Grossman. 2016.
The Politics of State Feminism: Innovation in Comparative Research. With Dorothy McBride and the participation of Joni Lovenduski, Joyce Outshoorn, Birgit Sauer and Marila Guadagnini. Temple University Press. 2010. Chapter 10 translated into Croatian and published in Marjeta Šinko (ed.) 2015. Žene i politika:feministička politička znanost Zagreb: Biblioteka Politička misao.
Politics, Gender, and Concepts: Theory and Methodology. Edited with Gary Goertz. Cambridge University Press. 2008.
Theorizing Feminist Policy. London: Oxford University Press. 2002.
State Feminism, Women’s Movements, and Job Training: Making Democracies Work in the Global Economy. Edited. New York: Routledge. 2001.
Gender Bias and the State: Symbolic Reform at Work in Fifth Republic France. Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1995.
Comparative State Feminism. Edited with Dorothy McBride Stetson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage d by Emanuel Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo. Special Issue for Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. 2015.
Payments and Penalties for Democracy: Gendered Electoral Financing in Action Worldwide.” with Ragnhild Muriaas and Season Hoard. American Political Science Review. Online first: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/payments-and-penalties-for-democracy-gendered-electoral-financing-in-action-
Recent Refereed Journal Articles
Payments and Penalties for Democracy: Gendered Electoral Financing in Action Worldwide.” with Ragnhild Muriaas and Season Hoard. American Political Science Review.
Special Issue: Does Policy Implementation in Gender Equality Policy Matter in France: A Cross Sectoral Approach. Editor. French Politics. 7 research articles. 13(1-2) 2020. Read article.
“The Search for the Elusive Recipe for Gender Equality Policy: When Implementation Matters.” With Isabelle Engeli. In Does Policy Implementation in Gender Equality Policy Matter in France: A Cross Sectoral Approach. French Politics. 13 (1-2) 2020. 3-27. Read article.
“Party Penalties for Parity: Less Than Meets the Eye” With Catherine Achin, Anja Durovic, Eléonore Lépinard (Université de Lausanne), and Sandrine Lévêque. In Does Policy Implementation in Gender Equality Policy Matter in France: A Cross Sectoral Approach. French Politics. 13 (1-2) 2020. 28-49. Read article.
Special Issue on Research Frontiers in Comparative Gender Equality Policy: Contributions from the Study of Equal Employment Policy Practice in France and Canada. Edited with Jacqueline Laufer and Frédérique Pigeyre. French Politics. September 2018. (Five articles). Read articles.
“Introduction.” With Jacqueline Laufer and Frédérique Pigeyre. In Special Issue on Research Frontiers in Comparative Gender Equality Policy: Contributions from the Study of Equal Employment Policy Practice in France and Canada. Edited with Jacqueline Laufer and Frédérique Pigeyre. French Politics. 2018 (16) 231-4. Read article.
“Pathways to Concrete Outcomes in Equal Employment Policy Implementation in France and Canada: Toward Better Theory in Comparative Policy Studies.” With Jacqueline Laufer and Frédérique Pigeyre. In Special Issue on Research Frontiers in Comparative Gender Equality Policy: Contributions from the Study of Equal Employment Policy Practice in France and Canada. Edited with Jacqueline Laufer and Frédérique Pigeyre. French Politics. 2018 (16). 235-53. Read article.
“Taking Implementation Seriously in Assessing Success: The Politics of Gender Policy In Practice” with Isabelle Engeli. European Journal of Gender and Politics. 1(1). 2018. 11-29. Read article.
“Does Feminist Policy Matter in Post Industrial Democracies?: A Proposed Analytical Roadmap”.In Policymaking: Insights and Challenges from Gender and Other Equality Perspectives. Edited by Emanuel Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo. Special Issue for Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. 2017. Read article.
Dialogue: New Directions on Studying Women’s Movements. Politics, Groups and Identities. 2016. 4 (4): 652-701. Central discussion article: “Comparative Strength of Women’s Movements Over-time: Conceptual, Empirical and Theoretical Innovations.” With Dorothy McBride and Season Hoard (652-76) with response essays by Anne Costain, Amrita Basu, Aili Tripp, Erica Townsend-Bell and Silke Roth. Read article.
“Mainstreaming Gender in Comparative Policy Research Courses” The Case of POL S 432.” In Mainstreaming Gender in the Teaching and Learning of Politics. Edited by Brooke Ackerly and Liza Mügge. PS: Political Science. July. 2016. Read article.
“Les Mouvements Féministes et L’Elaboration des Politiques Publiques dans une Perspective Comparative: Vers une Approche de Genre dans l’Etudes de la Démocratie.” Revue Française de Science Politique. 2009. 59 (2) 325-350. Read article.
“Gender and Public Policy in Europe.” A Special Issue of Comparative European Politics. Edited with Mark Pollock. 9 (1). April 2009.
“Comparative Gender and Policy Projects in Europe: Current Trends in Theory, Method and Research “Comparative European Politics.” 9 (1). April 2009. 12-36. Read article.
Background Paper for WDR12 on Gender Machineries Worldwide. With Dorothy McBride. World Bank. March, 2011. Read article.
Presentation of Final Expert Group Meeting Report, Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-making Processes, with Particular Emphasis on Political Participation and Leadership. At the Fiftieth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women and NGO Consultation, United Nations. February 27th-29th, 2006. Read article.
Other Recent Publications
“Taking Feminism Seriously in Political Science: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialog.” With Season Hoard, Samantha Noll, and Laci Hubbard-Mattix. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science. Edited by Harold Kincaid and Jeroen Van Bouwel. OUP. 2022. 469-492.
Feminist Approaches to Concepts and Conceptualization: Towards Better Science and Policy”. In Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science. Edited By Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann. Routledge. 2020. 381-393.
“Gender Equality Policy in Practice in the Era of Global Contestation: Travelling Through Global Power Imbalance.” In Whose Rights, Which Rights? Framing Global Contestations of Women’s and Gender Rights. Edited by Alexandra Scheele, Julia Roth, Heidemarie Winkel. Bielefeld University Press/ Transciption Publishers.2022. 83-98.
“Gender and Causal Concepts: Implications for Comparative Theory-Building.” With Niels Spierings. In Critical Perspectives. Politics and Gender. 2016. Read article.
“Gender Policy Studies: Distinct, Dynamic, and Making the Comparative Connection.” With Anne Revillard. In The Oxford University Press Handbook on French Politics. Edited by Robert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman and Amy G. Mazur. 2016. 556-582. Read article.
“Comparative Feminist Policy” In Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Rabin, ed. Marcel Dekker. 1-6. 2015. Read article.
“Gendering Comparative Policy Studies: Towards Better Science.” With Season Hoard. In Comparative Policy Studies: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges. Edited by Isabelle Engeli and Christine Rothmayr. London: Palgrave. 2014. 205-36. Read article.
“Women’s Policy Agencies and State Feminism.” Oxford University Press Handbook on Gender and Politics. With Dorothy McBride. 2013. 654-78. Read article.
“A Feminist Integrative and Empirical Approach in Political Science: Breaking Down the Glass Wall.” Oxford University Press Handbook on Philosophy of Social Sciences. Edited by Harold Kincaid. 2012. 533-58. Read article.
“Integrating Two Cultures in Mixed Methods Research: A Tale of the State Feminism Project.” With Dorothy McBride. Qualitative and Multi-Method Research: Newsletter of the APSA Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. 8(1). 2010. 35-40. Read article.
Muriaas, Ragnhild, Amy G. Mazur and Season Hoard. “Does funding help encourage women to run for legislative office? Washington Post: Monkey Cage Blog. 9/29/21. At https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/29/does-funding-help-encourage-women-run-legislators/Press
WSU TODAY. https://news.wsu.edu/news/2022/03/08/wsu-international-gender-policy-expert-to-speak-at-un-event/.
WSU TODAY. https://news.wsu.edu/news/2022/08/25/womens-equality-day-were-not-there-yet-wsu-professor-says/.
Muriaas, Ragnhild, Amy G. Mazur and Season Hoard. “Does funding help encourage women to run for legislative office? Washington Post: Monkey Cage Blog. 9/29/21. At https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/29/does-funding-help-encourage-women-run-legislators/