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Dr. Amy G. Mazur

Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at Washington State University


Amy G. Mazur is Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at Washington State University and an Associate Researcher at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po, Paris. Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative feminist policy issues with a particular emphasis on France. Her recent books include: Theorizing Feminist Policy (Oxford, 2002); Politics, Gender and Concepts (editor with Gary Goertz, Cambridge University Press 2008); The OUP Handbook of French Politics (edited with Robert Elgie and Emiliano Grossman, 2015); The Politics of State Feminism: Innovation in Comparative Research (with Dorothy McBride, Temple University Press, 2010).   Most recently she has published in the European Journal of Politics and Gender, French Politics, Comparative European PoliticsRevue Française de Science PolitiquePolitics and GenderPolitical Research QuarterlyJournal of Women, Politics and PolicyPS: Political Science, and Politics, Groups and Identities.  

She is currently co convening, with Isabelle Engeli (University of Bath), the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Network (GEPP) She also convenes for GEPP, the Equal Employment network and the French Team. 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. She is Associate Editor of French Politics.  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; and 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.  She has received the following awards at Washington State University, the Faculty Woman of Distinction Award, 2017; the Outstanding Achievement in International Teaching, Research and Creative Activities, 2014 and in 2011 the Excellence in Professional Service Award. In 2011 she also received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the Midwest Political Science Association’s, Women's Caucus for Political Science. For more details go to

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