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Joyce Mushaben | Women Leaders in the European COVID-19 Response

March 8, 2021

Dr. Joyce Mushaben presents her lecture “Women Leaders in the European COVID-19 Response” on Aug. 18, 2020.

This talk is part 4 of 4 lectures from the 2020 virtual EU Policy Forum for Educators “Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment.” The EU Policy Forum for Educators is an annual workshop on contemporary European and transatlantic issues for K-14 educators organized by the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Washington. The EU Policy Forum is generously funded by the Erasmus+ Program.

Joyce Marie Mushaben received her Ph. D. from Indiana University in 1981. She recently retired as a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she also served as Director of the Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies (2002-2005). She is now an Affiliated Faculty member in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University and works with Gender5 Plus, an EU feminist think-tank.
Having spent over 18 years living/researching in Germany, her early work focused on new social movements (peace, ecology, feminism, anti-nuclear protests and neo-Nazi activism), German national identity and 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.
She also taught as a Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University and Washington University, as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Erfurt, and a Visiting Professor at universities in Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Main, Tübingen and Berlin. She has guest lectured at more than 35 institutions of higher learning, including Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Washington, Berlin’s Free University, the Humboldt University, the College of Europe, Science Po, and the London School of Economics.
Her honors include: the UM-St. Louis Trailblazer Award (1999) for advancing women’s rights, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Creativity (2007) and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). That year she also became only the fifth woman (among 40 men) in the College of Arts & Sciences to be designated a Curators’ Distinguished Research Professor. In 2016 she was named the College of Arts & Sciences first interdisciplinary Professor of Global Studies. She is commonly known as “Dr. J.”