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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Research Team Members

Research Team Members

Janine Alisa Parry (USA)
Janine Parry is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Arkansas. Her research interests include gender, politics and policy, and state politics and policy. She has recently published articles in Social Science Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, NWSA Journal, the Journal of Black Studies, and the American Review of Politics as well as chapters in various edited volumes including ‘Women’ s Policy Agencies, the Women’s Movement, and Political Representation in the U.S’, in State Feminism and Political Representation, ed. by Joni Lovenduski, Petra Meier, Diane Sainbury, Marila Guadagnini and Claudie Baudino (Cambridge University Press, in press), ‘African Americans in the Arkansas General Assembly, 1972-1999,’ in Politics in the New South: Representation of African Americans in Southern State Legislatures, ed. by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer (SUNY Press, 2005), and ‘The Women’s Movement and Political Representation Policy in the U.S: 1970-2000’, in Modifiche istituzionali e rappresentanza femminile. Strategie a confronto per il riequilibrio delle rappresentanza in Italia, in Europa e negli Stati Uniti (Constitutional Reforms and Women’s Representation: A Comparative Analysis of Strategies to BalanceRepresentation in Italy, in Europe, and in the US), ed. by Marila Guadignini, (CELID, 2003).

Claudie Baudino (France)
Claudie Baudino received her PhD. D. in Political Science from Paris IX-Dauphine University in 2000. She is currently conducting a research project on gender and political representation at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is also a chargée de mission responsible for research for the Regional Council of the Isle-de-France. She is a member of the RNGS (Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State) French team and conducted her RNGS research on political representation. Her research focuses on political and linguistic representation of women in France. Her publications include a forthcoming book – from a thesis – “Politique de la langue et différence sexuelle. La politisation du genre des noms de métier” (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2001), “La cause des femmes à l’épreuve de son institutionnalisation”, revue Politix, n°51, 2000, “Le genre gâché. La féminisation de l’action publique” (in collaboration with Amy G. Mazur), revue Espace-Temps, 2001.

Jean C. Robinson (France)
Jean C. Robinson is Professor of Political Science and Dean of Women’s Affairs at Indiana University. Originally a China specialist she has also done comparative research on women’s policy machinery in Poland and France and is conducting a comparative study of RU-486. She did her RNGS research on abortion.

Jantine Oldersma (Netherlands)
Jantine Oldersma studied political science, social history and communication at the University of Amsterdam and received a Ph.D in Social Sciences at Leiden University. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration and a fellow of the Joke Smit Institute, Research Centre for Women’s Studies, both at Leiden University. Her dissertation was on women and corporatism in the Netherlands: De vrouw die vanzelf spreekt, gender en representatie in het Nederlandse adviesradenstelsel (DSWO-Press, 1996) She was co-editor of a volume on gender and theories of power, The Gender of Power ( Sage, 1991) (with Kathy Davis and Monique Leijenaar) and has published on gender and politics, public policy and (political) culture. Recent publications include ‘More women or more feminists in Politics? Advocacy Coalitions and the Representation of Women in the Netherlands 1967-1992’, Acta Politica, International Journal of Political Science. 37(2002), Autumn, 283-18, and ‘High Tides in a Low Country’, in State Feminism and Political Representation of Women, ed. by Joni Lovenduski, Claudie Baudino, Maria Guadagnini, Petra Meier and Diane Sainsbury (Cambridge University Press, in press).

Regina Köpl (Austria)
Regina Köpl is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria. Köpl received her Ph.D. degree form the University of Vienna and a post-graduate-diploma from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna. She is author of articles and research reports on feminism and women’s movement organizations in Austria. She conducted her RNGS research on abortion and political representation.

Sieglinde Rosenberger (Austria)
Sieglinde Katharina Rosenberger is Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has written on gender equality and differences (Geschlechter – Gleichheiten – Differenzen, Wien 1996; Politics, Gender, and Equality, in: Contemporary Austrian Studies, Volume 6/1998:104-119); on social and family policies; on the Austrian referendum on women’s issues (Frauen begehren auf, in: Zeitschrift für Frauenforschung, 3/1998: 43-58); and on democracy and gender relations (Direkte Demokratie und Geschlechterpolitik, in: Elisabeth Wolfgruber/Petra Grabner (eds.): Politik und Geschlecht, Innsbruck-Wien-München 1999: 47-64). She conducted her RNGS research on the hot issue with Birgit Sauer.

Melissa Haussman (Canada)
Melissa Haussman, PhD is an Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University, Boston. Her research and teaching fields of interest are centered upon gender politics in North America, including representational and policy concerns. She is preparing a manuscript on the Politics of Abortion in Canada, Latin America and Mexico. Other recent publications have included, “Of Rights and Power: Canada’s Federal Abortion Policy, 1969-1991,” in Dorothy Stetson, ed., Abortion Politics, Women’s Movements and the Democratic State ( Oxford, 2001), and, “Can a Woman Be Elected President: Strategic Considerations under Reformed Nomination and Financing Rules,” White House Studies, (Fall 2001), v. I, n. 3; “Are Women Included in the Big Tent? The Readiness of the National Democratic and Republican Parties to Nominate a Woman for President,” in Robert Watson and Ann Gordon, eds., Anticipating Madame President (Lynne Rienner, 2002). In addition, she supervises Suffolk University’s Washington, D.C. and state internship programs. She is co director of the hot issue network and conducted RNGS research on abortion and the hot issue.

Petra Meier (Belgium)
Petra Meier is a research fellow at the Politics Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Her major areas of research are feminist theories on representation, the conceptualization of measures to promote social groups in decision-making and their interaction with electoral systems, feminist approaches to public policies, the political opportunity structures of the Belgian women’s movement and state feminism. She recently edited Genre et science politique en Belgique et en Francophonie (Academia-Bruylant, 2005) (with Bérengère Marques-Pereira) and contributed the chapter on Belgium in State Feminism and Political Representation, ed. by Joni Lovenduski, Petra Meier, Diane Sainbury, Marila Guadagnini and Claudie Baudino (Cambridge University Press, in press); and wrote Vrouwen vertegenwoordigd, Wetstraat gekraakt ? Representativiteit feministisch bekeken (VUB Press, 2004) (with Karen Celis). She also published in Party Politics, European Political Science, Acta Politica, Res Publica, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, Ethiek en Maatschappij and edited volumes.

Delila Amir (Israel)
Delila Amir is a sociologist at the department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University. She received her PhD from Pittsburgh University, U.S.A. Her publications include: The Politics of Abortion (Tel Aviv University, 1989); ‘Defining Encounters: who are the women entitled to join the Israeli Collective’, in Women’s Studies International Forum (1997); Abortion in Israel, from an International and a Feminist Perspective (Hakibutz Hameuhad Publishers, forthcoming). She conducted RNGS research on prostitution.

Marina Calloni (Italy)
Marina Calloni is full professor (professore ordinario per chiamata diretta) of social and political philosophy at the University of Milano-Bicocca. She is director of the “International Network for Research in Gender”. After a “laurea” in Philosophy at the University of Milan, she received a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Pavia, and a Ph.D. in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence. She was a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt and senior researcher at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, where she initiated the «European Network». She was visiting professor at the Universities of Bremen (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Lugano (Switzerland), Hannover (Germany), Tirana (Albania), Beijing (China) and Kurume (Japan). She is co-founder of the School ofPolitics “Aleksandra Kollontai” based at the Pomor University in Arkhangelsk (in the Barents Region of North-West Russia). She was project manager of a programme devoted to the establishment of a Gender Institute at the University of Tirana, supported by the United Nations and the Italian Foreign Ministry. She was member of the Enwise Expert Group, supported by the DG “Research” Unit “Women and Science” of the European Commission, in order to report on the situation of women scientists in the Eastern and Central European countries and the Baltic States”.
Her main topics concerns: social and political philosophy; philosophy of social sciences; gender issues; theories of ethics, politics and justice; Democracy, cultural conflicts and the critique of violence; science and society; European citizenship and the public sphere; international research networks and co-operation.
She has participated in several international researches and cross borders networks, collaborating with universities, research centres, NGO’s and supra-national institutions.
She has widely published books and papers in several languages and countries. Among her last books: I dilemmi dell’aborto. Il bene, il giusto e le differenze, Roma: Donzelli, in print; Amelia Rosselli, Memorie, ed. M.Calloni, il Mulino, Bologna, 2001; M.Calloni, A.Ferrara, S.Petrucciani (eds.), Pensare la società. L’idea di una filosofia sociale, Roma: Carocci, 2001; M.Calloni, B.Dausien & M. Friese (eds.), Migrationsgeschichten von Frauen. Beiträge und Perspektiven aus der Biographieforschung, Bremen: IBL -Universität Bremen Verlag, 2000. She conducted the RNGS research on abortion.

Katie Verlin Laatikainen (EU)
Katie Verlin Laatikainenis Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Adelphi University. Her research interests include international organization,European integration, and the politics of gender, and her area of expertise is Nordic Europe. Her most recent publication on these issues is “Equality and Swedish Social Democracy: The Impact of Globalization and Europeanization” in Robert J. Geyer, Christine Ingebritsen, and Jonathan Moses (eds) Globalization, Europeanization and the End of Scandinavian Social Democracy, London: Macmillan, 2000. She conducted the RNGS research on job training.

Joan Grace (Canada)
Joan Grace received herPh.D. in comparative public policy at McMaster University. She is currently in the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg. Her dissertation examines how feminist policy aspirations in the sectors of child care and unemployment insurance, are translated through the policy process. Her study compares Canada with Ireland. Her most recent publications include: “Sending Mixed Messages: Gender-based Analysis and the ‘Status of Women’, Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 1997. She conducted the research for RNGS on job training.

Anne Good (Ireland)
Anne Good works for NDA Research and Standards Development, specializing in issues for the disabled. She was formerly a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Course Director of the Department’s Masters’ program in Applied Social Research at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Formerly she worked in various positions in the women’s movement and in women’s policy offices including, researcher and journalist at the Centre for Research on European Women (CREW) Brussels, coordinator of the European Network of Women (1982-85); Director of the Irish Council for the Status of Women (1985-88) and board member of the Irish Employment Equality Agency (1987-92). She has recently completed a PhD thesis entitled EuropeanUnionSupraState Feminism: Redistributional Gender Equality Policy and Training in Europe and Ireland, 1971-97 at Trinity College. Her publications include: “Listening to my Grandmother: (re)connecting feminism and nationalism through intellectual autobiography” Auto/biography. Vol. VI, 1 & 2 (39-44) 1998; “Gender Equality in European Training Policy, 1971-97”Administration, Vol.46, 3, 3 (19-36), Autumn.1998. She conducted the research on job training with Kathy Teghtsoonian for RNGS.

Yvonne Svanström (Sweden)
Yvonne Svanström is an assistant professor at the Department for Economic History, University of Stockholm, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Economic History. Title of her dissertation is Policing Public Women. The Regulation of Prostitution in Stockholm 1812-1880 (Arena/Akademi, 2000). Recent publications in English include ‘The Main Source of Syphilis is Prostitution’. Fallen Women and Prostitutes in Medical Discourse 1812-1875. The Case of Stockholm’, in: Sex, State and Society. Comparative Perspectives on the History of Sexuality, ed. by Lars-Göran Tedebrandt (Almqvist&Wiksell International, 2000). She conducted the research for RNGS on prostitution.

Karen Celis (Belgium)
Karen Celis (Belgium) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration and Public Management of the Hogeschool Gent since 2004. She studied Contemporary History at the Catholic University of Louvain before specialising in Women’s Studies at the University of Antwerp. Her PhD in Political Science was on the political representation of women in de Belgian Lower house. She has published on the political representation of women, abortion, gender and socialism, and women and war. Her most recent publications in English include: with Alison Woodward (2003) Flanders: Do It Yourself and Do It Better? Regional Parliaments as Sites for Democratic Renewal and Gendered Representation. In: J. Magone (red.) Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union. Subnational Actors in the New Millenium. Westport – Connecticut – Londen: Praeger, 173-191; (2001) The abortion debates in Belgium (1974-1990). In: D. Stetson (red.) Abortion Politics, Women’s Movements and the Democratic State. A comparative Study of State Feminism. New-York: Oxford University Press, 39-61.

Brigitte Geissel (Germany)
Brigitte Geissel has a Ph.D. in political science, she works at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WZB). she has published on women in parties and parliaments in Germany, especially on the local level; her research interest is participation in developed democracies. The most recent book is: “Politikerinnen. Politisierung und Partizipation auf lokaler Ebene. Leske und Budrich 1999”. Her current projects include “gender, sustainability and participation” and “participatory governance in a multi-level context”. She conducted the RNGS research on political representation with Lynn Kamenitsa.

Daniela Danna (Italy)
Daniela Danna has a PhD in Sociology and Social research at the University of Trento, Italy. Title of her dissertation was Policies about prostitution in the European Union in the Nineties (2000). She has worked as a journalist and has published Amiche, compagne, amanti. Storia dell’amore tra donne (Mondadori, 1994); Matrimonio omosessuale (Erre Emme Edizioni, 1997), and edited “Io ho una bella figlia… Le madrilesbiche raccontano” (Zoe, 1998). She conducted the RNGS research on prostitution.

Leslie Ann Jeffrey (Canada)
Leslie Ann Jeffrey is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. She received her PhD from York University, Toronto, in political science. Recent publications include her book on prostitution policy in Thailand, Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press (2002), and ‘’Because They Want Nice Things’: Prostitution, Consumerism and Culture in Thailand’, in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal 26, 2 (Spring 2002). She conducted the RNGS research on prostitution.

Christina Bergqvist (Sweden)
Christina Bergqvist is associate professor of political science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University since 2002. She received her PhD in 1994 on women’s representation in Swedish political institutions and the corporatist sector. Her research fields include gender and political representation, gender and public policy, feminist comparative policy. Recent publications in English include: ‘Gender (In)Equality, European Integration and the Transition of Swedish Corporatism’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, (2004), 25, (1) :125-146; ‘Alive and Fairly Well: Welfare State Restructuring and Child Care in Sweden’ (with Anita Nyberg), in Child Care at the Crossroads: Gender and Welfare State Restructuring, ed. by Rianne Mahon and Sonya Michel (Routledge, 2002); ‘Adaptation or Diffusion of the Swedish Gender Model?’ (with Ann-Cathrine Jungar), in Gendered Policies in Europe: Reconciling Employment and Family Life, ed. by Linda Hantrais (Macmillan, 2000). She was the editor in chief of Equal Democracies? Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries (Oslo University Press 1999).

Judith Squires (UK)
Judith Squires is a senior lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol ; she has a PhD from the University of London . Her publications include ‘Women in Parliament: a Comparative Analysis’ (Equal Opportunities Commission, 2001 co-authored), Gender in Political Theory (Polity, 1999), and Feminisms (Oxford University Press, 1997, co-edited). She is convenor of the European Consortium of Political Research Standing Group on Women and Politics. She conducted the RNGS research on prostitution with Johann Kantola.

Johanna Kantola (UK)
Johanna Kantola obtained her PhD from the University of Bristol, where she is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher. She has published articles about gender and the state in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, European Journal of Women’s Studies and European Political Science andcontributed chapters to various edited volumes. These include chapters on Britain and Finland in two volumes coming out of the work of the Research Network on Gender, Governance and the State (RNGS) in The Politics of Prostitution. Women’s Movements, Democratic States and the Globalisation of Sex Commerce, ed. by Joyce Outshoorn (Cambridge University Press, 2004); State Feminism and Political Representation, ed. by Joni Lovenduski, Petra Meier, Diane Sainsbury, Marila Guadagnini and Claudie Baudino (Cambridge University Press, in press). She has also published The Mute, the Deaf and the Lost: Gender Equality at the University of Helsinki Political Science Department (University of Helsinki Press, 2005). Her monograph titled Feminists Theorize the State (Palgrave Macmillan) is forthcoming in 2006. She is the co-editor of the Finnish Women’s Studies Journal.

Misako Iwamoto (Japan)
Misako Iwamotois Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Mie University in Tsu (Japan). She has a Master of Law from Nagoyo University. Her recent publications include: ‘Women and Political Process’, in: Political Science of New Politic”, Kaku, Kensuke/Maruyama, Hitoshi (eds.), Kyoto: Mineruva Shobo, 2000. ‘The Madonna Boom: The Progress of Japanese Women into Politics in the 1980s’, in: PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 34/2001, no. 2. ‘Women’s Advancement in the United Local Elections in 1999’, in: Seisaku Kagaku, vol. 8/2001, no. 3. ‘Political Process without Women’, in: Joseigaku (Women’s Study) vol. 5/1997. She conducted the RNGS research on the hot issue.

Kathrin Braun (Germany)
Kathrin Braunstudied social sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg/ Germany. She is currently a German DAAD visiting professor at the University of Washington. From 1987 – 1999 she was assistant professor at the Institute for Political Science, University of Hannover/Germany, where she did her PhD in 1993 on state, gender, and class in legislature on working hours in 19 th century in Germany and her Habilitation in 1999 on Human dignity and biomedicine. From September 1999 – August 2000 she taught Political Theory at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Göttingen/Germany. Since August 2000 she was Associate Professor and since July 2002 Professor for Political Science at the University of Hannover.
She was an expert member of the Parliamentary Study Commission on Law and Ethics of Modern Medicine of the German Bundestag. Her teaching and research interests are political theory, with a focus on democracy, human rights and biopolitics, gender studies and public policies of biomedicine. Recent publications include: Menschenwürde und Biomedizin. Zum philosophischen Diskurs der Bioethik. Frankfurt/New York 2000; co-edited with mit Gesine Fuchs/Christiane Lemke/Katrin Töns: Feministische Perspektiven der Politikwissenschaft, München/Wien 2000, Grenzen des Diskurses. Biomedizin, Bioethik und demokratischer Diskurs, in: Gabriele Abels/Daniel Barben (Hg.): Biotechnologie – Globalisierung – Demokratie. Politi­sche Gestaltung transnationaler Technologieentwicklung. Berlin 2000; „Life“ is a battle field. Aspekte der Bio-Macht. Hannover 1999. She conducted her RNGS research on the hot issue.

Terhi Aalto (Finland)
Terhi Aalto works as Information Officer at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland. She has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki with political science as her major subject. She wrote her Master’s thesis on the Finnish women’s movement impact on children’s day care and home care allowance policies in Finland. She conducted the RNGS research on the hot issue with Anne Maria Holli.

Candice D. Ortbals (Spain)
Candice D. Ortbals studied political science at Indiana University, where she received her PhD for her dissertation Embedded Institutions, Activisms, and Discourses: Untangling the Intersections of Women’s Civil Society and Women’s Policy Agencies in Spain. Currently she is an assistant professor at Pepperdine University and has a grant from the Ministry of Education in Spain to conduct research on women’s policy agencies in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands research will complete her investigation into regional women’s policy agencies in Spain, to be published under the title Mapping-Sub-national Politics and Feminisms in Spain.

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