|Ferree, Myra Marx, PhD|
Myra Marx Ferree is is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in the framing of social issues and the politics of gender, especially in a cross-national, comparative perspective. She has authored Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the US (Cambridge, 2002) and Controversy and Coalition: the New Feminist Movement across Three Decades (3rd edition, Routledge, 2000). She has also published numerous articles on gender, family norms, politics, social movements and citizenship. She received the 2004 Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association for her contributions to the study of gender, the 2001 Robin Williams Award of the Eastern Sociological Society for outstanding scholarship, and the 1992 Feminist Lecturer Award of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was a 1988 Distinguished Lecturer for the National Council on Family Relations. She has been vice-president of the American Sociological Association and is currently deputy editor of the American Sociological Review.
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