Petra Ahrens

Tampere University

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Petra Ahrens is Senior Researcher in the ERC-funded research project EUGenDem, Tampere University, Finland. She focuses on gender policies and politics in the European Union, civil society organisations, and gender equality in Germany. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, and West European Politics. Her latest books cover Gender Equality in Politics: Implementing Party Quotas in Germany and Austria (2020, co-authors Katja Chmilewski, Sabine Lang, Birgit Sauer), Gendering the European Parliament. Structures, Policies, and Practices (2019, co-editor Lise Rolandsen Agustín), and Actors, Institutions, and the Making of EU Gender Equality Programs (2018).

Recent Content


AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy on Gender Equality?

AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on gender equality in Germany? Petra Ahrens, Phillip M. Ayoub, & Sabine Lang Tampere University, Occidental College, & University of Washington 2021 marks …