Myra Marx Ferree

Position title: Alice H. Cook Professor


Phone: (608) 263-5204

7103 Sewell Social Science

Myra Marx Ferree

Myra Marx Ferree is the Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology as well as an active member of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and European Studies Program.  Her most recent books include Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions with Lisa Wade, Gender, Violence and Human Security with Aili Tripp and Christina Ewig, and Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics In Global Perspective, which has been translated into German. Current research interests revolve around gender equality politics in institutions of higher education in Europe and the US, gender and science studies, and the politics of Title IX.

Gender-related Courses:

SOC 138H: Sociology of Gender (Honors)
SOC 477: Feminism and Sociological Theory

SOC 623: Gender, Society and Politics

SOC/GWS 904: Topics in the Sociology of Gender (will be offered spring 2017 with the topic of Intersectionality)

Selected Publications:  

Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions (2014, W. W. Norton & Company) with Lisa Wade

Gender, Violence and Human Security (2013, NYU Press) with Aili Tripp and Christina Ewig

Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective (2012, Stanford University Press)

Global Feminism: Transnational Women’s Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights (2006, New York University Press) edited with Aili Mari Tripp

Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States (2001, Cambridge University Press) with William Anthony Gamson, Jürgen Gerhards, and Dieter Rucht (Additional methodological information and datasets.)

Controversy and Coalition: The New Feminist Movement Across Four Decades of Change (2000, Routledge) with Beth Hess