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I am writing a book on five famous political women leaders in Western and Northern Europe from the start of the twentieth century until the present: Alva Myrdal (Sweden), Marga Klompé (the Netherlands), Margaret Thatcher (United Kingdom), Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway), Angela Merkel (Germany).

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‘Gender Politics With Margaret Thatcher: Vulnerability and Toughness’, Gender Forum, An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, 30 (December 2010),        Peer reviewed.

 Life Writing Matters in Europe (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012), co-editor with Marijke Huisman, Monica Soeting, Alfred Hornung, peer reviewed.

 Margaret Thatcher and Gro Harlem Brundtland. Two Women Prime Ministers in the West from the Perspective of a Comparative Biography’, in: Life Writing Matters in Europe (2012), 242-258, peer reviewed.

‘MAGGIFICATION, a Personal Reading. On the Historiography and a Film Version of Margaret Thatcher’s Theatre of Politics’, l ‘Homme, European Review of Feminist History, 23, 1 (2012) 107-117.      Also published in     

 Ed. Together with Kirsti Niskanen, Tiina Kinnunen, Angelika Schaser, `Gender and politics in auto/biographies‘, European Journal of Life Writing (EJLW) , vol. 5, 2016, 1-66.

 `Career or Family? The Fight of Two Prominent Scandinavian Feminist Politicians‘, Gender Forum, Issue 61, January 2017, Peer reviewed.


My other interest field is feminism. In 1998, I published my doctoral dissertation on the origins of the Dutch second feminist movement: 'Leidsvrouwen en zaakwaarneemsters.' Een geschiedenis van de Aktiegroep Man Vrouw Maatschappij (MVM) 1968-1973 (Leading women and cause minders. A history of MVM)(Hilversum: Verloren) 

Also see my earlier publication Feminisme (Politiek veelstromenland) (Feminism, one of the political movements) (Leiden: Stichting Burgerschapskunde 1987  

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My telephone numbers are                                        +31641688361

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Politicians Arts & Humanities
Sweden Arts & Humanities
Waves Arts & Humanities
Emancipation Arts & Humanities
Parliamentary Arts & Humanities
Public Life Arts & Humanities
Private Sphere Arts & Humanities
Prejudice Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1997 2019

Gestaag voortgaan: honderd jaar vrouwenkiesrecht: Terugblik op de afgelopen eeuw

Ribberink, J. C. A. P., Feb 2019, In : Vrouwen van nu, magazine. 79, 1, p. 18-19 2 p.

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[Review of:] Jolande Withuis, Raadselvader: Kind in de Koude Oorlog. (Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 2018, 254 pp., ISBN 9789403106007)

Ribberink, J. C. A. P., 22 Jul 2018, In : European Journal of Life Writing. 7, p. 35-40 6 p.

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Klompé in Biografisch Woordenboek BWSA

Ribberink, J. C. A. P., 26 Feb 2018

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Activities 1999 2019

-‘Competentie bij vrouwelijke politici in het westen vanaf begin 20e eeuw’

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23 Aug 2019

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Unhinging the national Framework: Perspectives on Transnational Life-Writing Symposium (07-12-2018) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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7 Dec 2018

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International Filmfestival Assen, the Netherlands, 11-12 March 2017

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12 Mar 2017

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Unhinging the national framework.

Lonneke Geerlings (Participant), B. Boter (Organiser), Susan Legêne (Participant), Mineke Bosch (Participant), Eveline Buchheim (Participant), Thomas D'haeninck (Participant), J.C.A.P. Ribberink (Participant), Marijke Huisman (Participant), Widya Fitria Ningsih (Participant), Margriet Fokken (Participant), B. Henkes (Participant), Rosemarijn Hoefte (Participant), Michiel van Kempen (Participant), Ditteke Mensink (Participant), Anne-Marie Mreijen (Participant), Rebecca van Raamsdonk (Participant), Marleen Rensen (Participant), Paulien Schuurmans (Participant), Giles Scott-Smith (Participant), Edy Seriese (Participant), G. Siertsema (Participant), M.F. Soeting (Participant), Rozemarijn van de Wal (Participant)
19 May 2017 → …

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50 years Man Vrouw Maatschappij (Man Woman Society )

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Stepping down of Margaret Thatcher 28-11-1990

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Geslaagd voor de moedermavo

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