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Myra Marx Ferree

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair


Myra Marx Ferree

Myra Marx Ferree is the Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology (emerita) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was also a member of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department. She is the author of Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics In Global Perspective (2012), which was translated as Feminismen and co-published by Campus and the Bundeszentral für politische Bildung (2018). She is the co-author with Lisa Wade of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions (2nd edition, 2018), with Gamson, Gerhards and Rucht of Shaping Abortion Discourse (2002), and with Beth Hess of Controversy and Coalition: The Women’s Movement across Three Decades of Change (3rd edition, 2000). She has written numerous articles about feminist organizations and politics in the US, Germany and internationally, as well as about gender inequality in families, the inclusion of gender in sociological theory and practice, and the intersections of gender with race and class. She received the 2004 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association and the 2013 Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association. She has served as vice-president of the American Sociological Association, deputy editor of the American Sociological Review, and president of Sociologists for Women in Society.


  • Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology (Emerita), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University