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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) http://www.genderforum.org,        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 http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2012-07-03-ribberink-en.html     

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

 `Career or Family? The Fight of Two Prominent Scandinavian Feminist Politicians‘, Gender Forum, Issue 61, January 2017, http://www.genderforum.org 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 www.atria.nl)  

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Research Output 1997 2018