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Age and the political machine: What happens after a lawmaker passes away?

Oct. 3, 2023

Michaele Ferguson , associate professor of Political Science and President’s Teaching Scholar at CU Boulder was recently interviewed for CU Boulder Today. Dr. Ferguson was interviewed as part of the article "Age and the political machine: What happens after a lawmaker passes away?" in which she discusses the process to...


Will abortion spur more women to vote in November? Expert weighs in

Nov. 1, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections are right around the corner, and a slew of high-profile races, including some in Colorado, remain nail-bitingly close. One question, in particular, has left many political pundits scratching their heads: How big of a role will the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to strike down...

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Five questions for Michaele Ferguson

Feb. 11, 2021

Professor Michaele Ferguson was one of two faculty members across the University of Colorado system awarded the title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar in 2020. Professor Ferguson was recently featured on CU Connections where she was asked about her unique teaching style, future book and research projects, and what it...

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Professor transforms political science class into a game

Aug. 14, 2018

"Sometimes Michaele Ferguson’s classes are going too smoothly, and there’s a real need for a riot or maybe just a bit more heckling. The heckling is real, the riots just acknowledged, and they are part of an innovative teaching method called Reacting to the Past , which was initiated at...


Laying the foundation for student success: Marinus Smith awardees honored

May 4, 2018

The Political Science Department would like to congradulate Professor Boulding, Professor Ferguson, and Professor Young in recieving the 2017-2018 Marinus Smith Awards. We feel grateful to have such amazing staff members! "The Marinus Smith Awards are presented each spring to nominated faculty, advisors and staff members who have made a...


Meet Michaele Ferguson

March 23, 2018

Associate Professor “I am an army brat. I actually spent most of my childhood living in Western Europe,” Professor Ferguson says. Between the ages of three and 13, she lived in West Germany and the Netherlands. “I was living outside the United States but reading news about it. We would...


Neoliberal feminism as political ideology: revitalizing the study of feminist political ideologies

Sept. 19, 2017

Journal of Political Ideologies, 22:3, 221-235, DOI: 10.1080/13569317.2017.1348705 Abstract The emerging literature on neoliberal feminism appears to signal the revitalization of the study of feminist ideologies, suspended since the mid-1980s. However, it is argued here that scholars tend to conceptualize neoliberal feminism in a way that inhibits ideological analysis, as...


Trump is a Feminist, and Other Cautionary Tales for Our Neoliberal Age

Sept. 19, 2017

Theory & Event , Vol. 20, No. 1 Supplement, January 2017: 53-67. Abstract Feminists have criticized the election of President Trump as a failure of and for feminism, obscuring how his election signals the success of neoliberal feminism. Such feminist criticisms of Trump amplify rather than displace the dominance of...


Vulnerability by Marriage: Okin's Radical Feminist Critique of Structural Gender Inequality.

Ferguson ML. Hypatia . 31 (3) (August 2016): 687-703. Abstract: The central thesis of Susan Okin’s Justice, Gender, and the Family—that the ideology of the traditional family is the linchpin of contemporary gender inequality in the US—remains significant more than a quarter-century after the book’s publication. On a political register,...

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Political science professor receives award for making a difference

Dec. 6, 2016

Third-year CU student Louise Vazquez makes it a priority to get to know her professors. The political science major aims to be prepared for first impressions – but things don’t always go according to plan. “I remember when I first talked to Professor Ferguson in one of her classes, I...