Professor Joyce Mushaben will give a lecture about potential tensions between women activists and institutional actors, as well as their potential impact on the pursuit of a renewed social justice agenda.

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Women on the March: Reconciling Diversity and Division in the 116th Congress

Lecture and Discussion / Free admission / Please register at resevierung@amerikahaus.de


On January 20, 2017, women marched across the United States, as well as around the world, to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. That day of protest saw an incredible surge of unity among countless social movement groups. On January 19, 2019, activists across 300 U.S. cities marched again to protest real equality setbacks, marred by public division among the 20+ member Steering Committee. The silver lining of 2019 has been the addition of 42 new Congresswomen, equally diverse but significantly more pragmatic in their approach to upholding the equality cause. This talk will explore potential tensions between movement and institutional actors, as well as their potential impact on the pursuit of a renewed social justice agenda.


Joyce Marie Mushaben is a Curators' Professor of Comparative Politics and former Director of the Institute for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Missouri. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare issues, EU migration and integration studies. Having received a 1999 Trailblazer Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Creativity in 2007, Mushaben is a three-time Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a former Ford Foundation Fellow, German Marshall Fund grantee and DAAD recipient. Her latest publication is Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (2017 Cambridge University Press).


Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


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