Prof. Joyce Mushaben, PhD
Joyce Mushaben received her Ph. D. from Indiana University in 1981. A former Director of the Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies, she is the Curators‘ Distinguished Professor of Comparative Politics, and the College of Arts & Sciences‘ first Professor of Global Studies. Having spent more than 18 years living and researching in Germany, her early work focused on new social movements (peace, ecology, feminism, anti-nuclear protests and neo-Nazi activism), German national identity (East & West), along with generational change. She then moved on to European Union developments, citizenship and migration policies, women’s leadership, Euro-Islam debates and comparative welfare state reforms.
Prof. Mushaben has secured numerous national and international grants, including but not limited to fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Marshall Fund, the Fulbright Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She was appointed the first Research Fellow in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University, worked as a Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University, as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Erfurt, and a Visiting Professor at universities in Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Main, and Berlin. She is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and recently joined the International Advisory Board of the EU’s first feminist think-tank, Gender5Plus.