mw. dr. L.M. (Liza) Mügge
Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Amsterdam
1001 NB Amsterdam
Liza Mügge (née Liza Nell) is associate professor at the political science department and director of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) at the UvA. Current academic year she is fellow with the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS).
Liza was fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School (2014-2015) and visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (January-June 2012). She is past co-convenor of the Standing Group Gender & Politics of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (2013-2016).
In the summer of 2013 Liza has received a three-year Veni-research grant from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). This project focuses on the gendered political representation of ethnic minorities in Dutch politics (see the second tab for the project abstract). In addition, she is an affiliated researcher of the Open Research Area-funded project Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin in Seven European Democracies (PATHWAYS).
Liza serves on the board of the Stichting fonds Catharina van Tussenbroek (a foundation to support international mobility of early career female researchers), the Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES). She is editorial advisory board member of Migration Letters and Kurdish Studies.
Expertise and research interests
- Political Equality and Representation
- Politics of Gender
- Transnationalism and Diaspora Politics
- Mixed Methods
- Gender Mainstreaming in Teaching and Learning
- AISSR research programme ' Challenges to Democratic Representations'
- American Political Science Association (APSA)
- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Coordinator of the Minor Gender & Sexuality
Democratic societies view the representation of identifiable groups in parliament as a key means to give these groups political voice and to legitimize governance. While the parliamentary underrepresentation of both women and ethnic minorities has received considerable attention, much of this work has treated women and ethnic minorities as internally homogenous and conceptually separate groups. Once we acknowledge that people have both a gender and an ethnicity, hitherto unstudied questions arise:
1) Which ethnic minority citizens enter parliament and why? For example, from 1998 to 2010, 80% of all ethnic minority members of parliament (MPs) in the Netherlands were women. In contrast to prevailing assumptions, the intersection of two marginalized identities does not automatically create ‘double marginalization’.
2) How does the intersection of gender and ethnicity influence what ethnic minority politicians promise to do for their ‘own’ group and what they do once they are elected? For example, do female ethnic minority MPs (claim to) act on behalf of all Dutch citizens, all women, a specific ethnic minority, or only the women within it?
3) How and why do members of the native majority (claim to) represent ethnic minority interests, and how is this gendered? For example, conservative, male native-Dutch politicians often claim to defend the interests of female immigrants.
By pursuing these questions in the Netherlands, this project aims to understand political inclusion and exclusion based on the interaction of gender and ethnicity. The project will draw on interviews with ethnic minority MPs, leaders of immigrant and women’s organizations and political parties, and content analysis of political campaigns and policy agendas. Diachronic comparison covering the eight parliamentary sessions since the election of the first ethnic minority MP in 1986 will reveal how institutional and contextual factors affect representation, in particular the backlashes against multiculturalism and feminism since the 1990s.
- Celis, K., & Mügge, L. M. (2017). Whose Equality? Measuring group representation. Politics. [details]
- Bonjour, S., Mügge, L., & Roggeband, C. (2016). Lost in the mainstream? Gender in Dutch political science education. European Political Science, 15(3), 303-313. DOI: 10.1057/eps.2015.78 [details]
- Bonjour, S., Mügge, L., & Roggeband, C. (2016). Politicologie 2.0: Gender in het kerncurriculum. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 19(2), 141-164. DOI: 10.5117/TVGN2016.2.BONJ [details]
- Mügge, L. M. (2016). Bridging the Qualitative and Quantitative Divide in Comparative Migration Studies: Newspaper Data and Political Ethnography in Mixed Method Research. Comparative Migration Studies, 4(17), 1-17. DOI: 10.1186/s40878-016-0036-9 [details]
- Mügge, L. M. (2016). Intersectionality, Recruitment and Selection: Ethnic Minority Candidates in Dutch Parties. Parliamentary Affairs, 69(3), 512-530. DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsv060 [details]
- Mügge, L. M., & Erzeel, S. (2016). Double Jeopardy or Multiple Advantage? Intersectionality and Political Representation. Parliamentary Affairs, 69(3), 499-511. DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsv059 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2016). Transnationalism as a research paradigm and its relevance for integration. In B. Garcés-Mascareñas, & R. Penninx (Eds.), Integration processes and policies in Europe: contexts, levels and actors. (pp. 109-125). (IMISCOE research series). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21674-4_7 [details] [PDF]
- Mügge, L., & van der Haar, M. (2016). Who is an immigrant and who requires integration? Categorising in European policies. In B. Garcés-Mascareñas, & R. Penninx (Eds.), Integration processes and policies in Europe: contexts, levels and actors. (pp. 77-90). (IMISCOE research series). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21674-4_5 [details] [PDF]
- Mügge, L., Evans, E., & Engeli, I. (2016). Introduction: gender in European political science education - taking stock and future directions. European Political Science, 15(5), 281-291. DOI: 10.1057/eps.2015.72 [details]
- Roggeband, C., Bonjour, S., & Mügge, L. M. (2016). Gender in het curriculum: marginaal of integraal? Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 19(2), 127-140. DOI: 10.5117/TVGN2016.2.ROGG [details]
- Ackerly, B., & Mügge, L. M. (2016). Introduction: Mainstreaming Gender in the Teaching and Learning of Politics. PS, Political Science & Politics, 49(3), 541-545. DOI: 10.1017/S1049096516000949 [details]
- Erzeel, S., & Mügge, L. (2016). Introduction: Intersectionality in European Political Science Research. Politics, 36(4), 341-345. DOI: 10.1177/0263395716665331 [details]
- de Lange, S. L., & Mügge, L. M. (2015). Gender and right-wing populism in the Low Countries: ideological variations across parties and time. Patterns of Prejudice, 49(1-2), 61-80. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2015.1014199 [details]
- Celis, K., Erzeel, S., & Mügge, L. (2015). Intersectional puzzles: understanding inclusion and exclusion in political recruitment. Politics & Gender, 11(4), 765-770. DOI: 10.1017/S1743923X15000501 [details]
- Spierings, N., Zaslove, A., Mügge, L. M., & de Lange, S. L. (2015). Gender and populist radical-right politics: an introduction. Patterns of Prejudice, 49(1-2), 3-15. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2015.1023642 [details]
- Berkowitz, L., & Mügge, L. M. (2014). Transnational diaspora lobbying: Europeanization and the Kurdish question. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35(1), 74-90. DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2013.864625 [details]
- Celis, K., Erzeel, S., Mügge, L., & Damstra, A. (2014). Quotas and intersectionality: ethnicity and gender in candidate selection. International political science review = Revue internationale de science politique, 35(1), 41-54. DOI: 10.1177/0192512113507733 [details]
- Mügge, L. M. (2013). Sexually harassed by gatekeepers: reflections on fieldwork in Surinam and Turkey. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 16(6), 541-546. DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2013.823279 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2013). Ideologies of nationhood in sending-state transnationalism: comparing Surinam and Turkey. Ethnicities, 13(3), 338-358. DOI: 10.1177/1468796812451096 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2013). Pregnant politicians and sexy fathers? The politics of gender equality representations in Europe. Women's Studies International Forum, 41(Part 3), 165-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2013.07.014 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2013). Women in transnational migrant activism: supporting social justice claims of homeland political organizations. Studies in Social Justice, 7(1), 65-81. [details] [PDF]
- Mügge, L. (2013). Brussels calling: the European organization of migrants from Turkey. In D. Halm, & Z. Sezgin (Eds.), Migration and organized civil society: rethinking national policy. (pp. 152-172). London: Routledge. [details]
- Mügge, L. (2013). In the mud puddle: the research diary as a method. In A. van Heelsum, & B. Garcés-Mascareñas (Eds.), Migration and integration research: filling in Penninx's heuristic model. (pp. 193-202). (IMISCOE). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
- Mügge, L., & Damstra, A. (2013). Gender en etniciteit in de Tweede Kamer: streefcijfers en groepsvertegenwoordiging. Res Publica, 55(3), 339-358. [details]
- Mügge, L., & de Jong, S. (2013). Dialogue: Intersectionalizing European politics: bridging gender and ethnicity. Politics, Groups and Identities, 1(3), 380-389. DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2013.816247 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2012). Dual nationality and transnational politics. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38(1), 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.640003 [details]
- Mügge, L. (2012). Managing transnationalism: continuity and change in Turkish state policy. International Migration, 50(1), 20-38. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00666.x [details]
- Mügge, L. (2010). Beyond Dutch borders: transnational politics among colonial migrants, guest workers and the second generation. (IMISCOE Research). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
- Nell, L., & Rath, J. (2009). Am I Amsterdam? Immigrant integration and urban change. In L. Nell, & J. Rath (Eds.), Ethnic Amsterdam: immigrants and urban change in the twentieth century. (pp. 11-22). (Solidarity and identity). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
- Nell, L., & Rath, J. (2009). Social boundaries in movement. In L. Nell, & J. Rath (Eds.), Ethnic Amsterdam: immigrants and urban change in the twentieth century. (pp. 193-200). (Solidarity and identity series). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2008). (Post) colonial transnational actors and homeland political development: the case of Surinam. In T. van Naerssen, E. Spaan, & A. Zoomers (Eds.), Global Migration and Development. (pp. 231-249). (Routledge studies in development and society; No. 15). New York: Routledge. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2008). Surinaamse transnationale partijpolitiek. Oso, 27(2), 362-376. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2008). The long shadow of homeland politics: understanding the evolution of the Turkish radical left in the Netherlands. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, 24(2), 121-145. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2007). Locally specific transnational ties. Turkish and Turkish-Kurdish immigrants in the Netherlands. In A. Y. Guillou, S. de Tapia, & P. M. Wadbled (Eds.), Migrations torques dans un monde globalise. Le poids du local. (pp. 199-216). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2004). Conceptualising the emergence of immigrants' transnational communities. Migration Letters, 1(1), 50-56. [details]
- Mügge, L. (2014). Preface: [Section III: negotiating private-public]. In D. Olivieri, & K. Leurs (Eds.), Everyday feminist research praxis: doing gender in the Netherlands. (pp. 134-135). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [details]
- Mügge, L. (2012). De persoonlijke politiek van Meindert Fennema: over de kracht van anekdotes en netwerken. In M. Maussen, & F. Vermeulen (Eds.), Democratie en wetenschap: essays voor Meindert Fennema. (pp. 36-43). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Resarch (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. [details] [PDF]
- Mügge, L. M. (2010). In spagaat tussen nationaliteit en loyaliteit? Burgerschap van migranten in transnationaal perspectief. ICA - Journal of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology, 2010(3), 19-20. [details]
- Nell, L. M. (2003). Solidariteitsnetwerken van Kongolese vrouwen in Luik. LOVA, 24(1), 31-46. [details]
- Fennema, M., Michon, L. B., & Nell, L. M. (2002). Evaluatie van de Stedelijke Adviescommissie Multiculturele Stad (SAMS) in Rotterdam. Amsterdam: IMES. [details]
- Nell, L. M., & Notos, S. (2002). E-Quality Scan Partijprogramma’s 2002. Den Haag: E-Quality. [details]
- Botman, M., Ipec - Demir, F., Kohlmann, C., Nell, L. M., Notos, S., van Ophem, G., & Ruygrok, W. (2002). Rijksbegroting 2003 onder de loep, commentaar. Den Haag: E-Quality. [details]
- Mügge, L. M. (2014). Macht, gendergelijkheid & seksuele tolerantie. #kijkSW, 2014(7), 14-15. [details]
- Mügge, L.M. (organiser) (11-6-2015 - 13-6-2015): European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Uppsala, Sweden (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
- Mügge, L.M. (editor) & de Jong, S. (editor) (2013): Politics, Groups and Identities (Journal).
- Mügge, L.M. (editor) (2013): Women's Studies International Forum (Journal).
- Nell, L., & Rath, J. (2009). Ethnic Amsterdam: immigrants and urban change in the twentieth century. (Solidarity and identity series). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
St. fonds Catharine van Tussenbroek