Elisabeth Pruegl

Professor, International Relations/Political Science Director, Gender Centre, Graduate Institute – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)

Faculty member since 2009 and former Deputy Director of the Graduate Institute from 2010 to 2014, Professor Prügl directs the Institute’s Gender Centre. In the course of her academic career in the US and Switzerland her research and teaching have focused on gender politics in international governance. She has published extensively on issues including the regulation of home-based labor, gender and agriculture in the European Union, and the neoliberalization of feminism. She currently directs several research projects, including the DEMETER project on land commercialization, gendered agrarian transformation and the right to food; a project on the gender dimensions of violent conflict; and another on gender experts and gender expertise. She is a member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation.

Latest books

- Sexual Violence against Men in Global Politics. Co-edited with Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drumond, and Maria Stern. London, Routledge, 2018.
- Feminist Strategies in International Governance. Co-edited with Gülay Çaglar and Susanne Zwingel. London: Routledge, 2013.
- Transforming Masculine Domination: Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Union. University of Michigan Press. Nominated for the Columbia Seminar on Modern Europe, 2011-2012 series, 2011.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, International Relations/Political Science Director, Gender Centre, Graduate Institute – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)