Jill A. Irvine

Presidential Professor
Women's and Gender Studies
Co-Director, Center for Social Justice
Faculty Coordinator, Take Root Conference
Co-Editor, Politics & Gender
Email: jill.irvine@ou.edu

Jill Irvine is President’s Associates Presidential Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Social Justice. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Irvine’s teaching and research interests include social movements, political mobilization, and transnational activism, with a focus on gender. She is author of The Croat Question, Partisan Politics in the Formation of the Yugoslav Socialist State and co-editor of State-Society Relations in Yugoslavia 1945-1991 and Natalija: Life in the Balkan Powderkeg 1880-1956. She has written numerous articles, book chapters and government reports on gendered mobilization and political transformations in the Balkans. She is currently involved in two research projects. The first, Gendered Mobilization in an Expanded Europe, investigates intersectional strategies and movement building in response to the recent economic and refugees crises in Europe. The second, Funding Empowerment, investigates foundation strategies and practices of funding women’s empowerment programs around the world. Irvine has also written about conservative, religious women’s organizations’ transnational activism and lobbying at the United Nations.

In addition to a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation awarded in the fall of 2015, Irvine’s work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies; the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research; and the International Research and Exchanges Board. She is currently co-editor of Politics & Gender, a journal of the American Political Science Association.

Dr. Irvine offers courses on gender, war and peace; gender and global politics; women and the military; women, religion and secularism; human trafficking and migration; feminist theory and methods; and history and politics of the Balkans.