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Anderson, Miriam

Title:

Undergraduate Program Director
Politics and Governance

Politics

Doctorate:

PhD (Politics and International Studies): Cambridge (UK)

Office:

JOR712

Telephone:

(416) 979-5000 x 6260

Biography:

Dr. Miriam Anderson is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Politics and International Studies and a BA (International Relations) and MA (Political Science) from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Anderson has held visiting scholar positions at the Institute for African Studies, Elliot School for International Affairs, George Washington University, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, and at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

From 1999-2002, Dr. Anderson served as a human rights monitor for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to the Republic of Croatia. During this period she also monitored elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Croatia for the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Anderson has volunteered with grassroots organizations in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Research Interests:

Dr. Miriam Anderson researches non-state actors in international security, specializing on women’s participation in peace processes and in post-conflict. She is currently completing a project using social network analysis to determine the impact of gender-inclusive peace negotiations on women’s political influence in post-conflict politics. She teaches courses on international relations, qualitative research methods, women and international security, and women and politics.

Major Research Grants

  • Women's Social Networks and Peace Promotion, 2018-2020
    SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Principal Investigator.
  • Women's Advancement through Peace Negotiations Ending Civil Wars, 2018-2022
    SSHRC Insight Grant, Principal Investigator.
  • Sustaining Women's Gains Made in Peace Negotiations, 2014-2017
    SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Principal Investigator.
  • Transnational Actors in War and Peace, 2014-2016
    SSHRC Connection Grant, Principal Investigator [with David Malet, co-applicant]

Selected Publications:

Books:

  • Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics (ed. with David Malet).  Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
  • Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Articles:

  • There for the Moment: Extra-Legislative Windows of Opportunity for Women’s Social Movements in Politics, A Comparison of Canada and Northern Ireland” (with Jamie Gillies). Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 56:2 (2018): 157-176.
  • “Peace Accords and the Adoption of Electoral Quotas for Women in the Developing World, 1990-2006” (with Liam Swiss). Politics & Gender 10:1 (2014): 33-61.
  • "The UN Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons (The Pinheiro Principles): Suggestions for Improved Applicability." Journal of Refugee Studies 24:2 (2011): 304-322.
  • “Transnational Feminism and Norms in Peace Processes: The Cases of Burundi and Northern Ireland.” Journal of Intervention and State-Building 4:1 (2010). pp. 1-21.

Chapters:

  • “Introduction: The Transnational Century” (with David Malet). In Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics, ed. David Malet and Miriam J. Anderson, 1-23. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
  • “Women’s Advocacy Groups in Peace Negotiations.” In Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics, ed. David Malet and Miriam J. Anderson, 185-196. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
  • “Conclusion: Complex Transnationalism” (with David Malet). In Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics, ed. David Malet and Miriam J. Anderson, 215-220. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
  • “From Principle to Policy: The Emergence, Implementation and Re-Articulation of the Right to Post-Conflict Property Repossession.” In Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice, ed. Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard, 195-210. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • “Gender and Peacemaking: Women's Rights in Contemporary Peace Agreements.” In Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory, Volume I, ed. Susan Allen Nan, Zachariah Mampilly, and Andrea Bartoli, 344-377. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2011.

Reviews:

  • Review of Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict by Sara Meger (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016): 248p. Perspectives on Politics 15:4 (December 2017): 1114-1115.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592717003024.

Other:

  • Response to Sara Meger, Review of Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change by Miriam J. Anderson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).  Perspectives on Politics 15:4 (December 2017): 1118-1119. https://doi.org/10.1017/S153759271700305X

Spoken Languages:

English