Jennifer Mathers

Photograph of Jennifer Mathers.

Reader in International Politics

BA Mount Holyoke College
MPhil University of Oxford
DPhil University of Oxford

Contact

Email: zzk@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622705
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622709
Office: 1.04

Profile

Jennifer Mathers received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in the United States and her MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University. She joined the Department in 1992 while completing her DPhil thesis on Soviet ballistic missile defence policy from Stalin to Gorbachev. Her teaching and research spans two broad areas: Russian politics and security and gender and war. She edits Minerva Journal of Women and War published by McFarland &. Co. and convenes the University-wide Gender Studies Research Group. 

Research

Jennifer Mathers received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in the United States and her MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University. She joined the Department in 1992 while completing her DPhil thesis on Soviet ballistic missile defence policy from Stalin to Gorbachev. Her teaching and research spans two broad areas: Russian politics and security and gender and war. She edits Minerva Journal of Women and War published by McFarland &. Co. and convenes the University-wide Gender Studies Research Group. 

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate
IP31620 Women and Military Service
IP31820 Russian Security in the 21st Century
IP34720 Politics in Russia since 1953
IP3XX20 Gender, Conflict and Security

Masters
IPM3230 Security and the Soviet and Post-Soviet State
IPM6230 Women and War

PhD Supervision
Russian politics
Russian security
Civil-military relations
Women and war
Gender and security

Publications

2012

Mathers, J. 2012. The Red Rockets' Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957. Space Policy pp. 64-65. 10.1016/j.spacepol.2011.12.003

Mathers, J.G. 2012. Women and State Military Forces. In C. Cohn (ed), Women and War: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures. Polity, Cambridge pp. 124-145.

2010

Mathers, J.G. 2010. The Military, Security and Politics. In S. White, R. Sakwa, H. Hale (eds), Developments in Russian Politics 7. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke pp. 245-262.

2007

Mathers, J.G. 2007. Russia's Women Soldiers in the Twenty-First Century. The Minerva Journal of Women and War pp. 8-18.

2006

Webber, S., Mathers, J. (ed) 2006. Military and Society in Post-soviet Russia. Manchester University Press, Manchester

Mathers, J.G. 2006. Women, society and the military: Women soldiers in post-Soviet Russia. In S. Webber, J. Mathers (eds), Military and Society in Post-soviet Russia. Manchester University Press, Manchester pp. 207-227.

2003

Mathers, J.G. 2003. Outside Politics? Civil-Military Relations during a Period of Reform. In A. Aldis, R. McDermott (eds), Russian Military Reform 1992-2002. Soviet (Russian) Military Experience Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 22-41.

2002

Mathers, J.G. 2002. Reform and the Russian Military. In T. Farrell, T. Terriff (eds), The Sources of Military Change: Culture, Politics, Technology. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder pp. 161-184.

2000

Mathers, J.G. 2000. The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsin: The Cold War and Beyond. St Antony's Series Palgrave Macmillan, New York

Mathers, J.G. 2000. Women in the Russian Armed Forces: A Marriage of Convenience? Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 18 (3-4) pp. 129-143.

1999

Mathers, J.G. 1999. The lessons of Chechnya: Russia's forgotten war? Civil Wars 2 (1) pp. 100-116. 10.1080/13698249908402398 Other

1998

Mathers, J.G. 1998. 'A fly in outer space': Soviet ballistic missile defence during the Khrushchev period. Journal of Strategic Studies 21 (2) pp. 31-59. 10.1080/01402399808437716 Other

Mathers, J.G. 1998. Review article: Russia Confronts Chechnya. Civil Wars 1 (4) pp. 90-93. 10.1080/13698249808402392 Other

1996

Mathers, J.G. 1996. Russian National Security Policy after the Cold War. In M. Davis (ed), Security Issues In The Post-Cold War World. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham pp. 40-56.

1995

Mathers, J.G. 1995. Corruption in the Russian Armed Forces. The World Today pp. 167-170.

Mathers, J.G. 1995. Déjà vu: Familiar trends in Russian strategic thought. Contemporary Security Policy 16 (3) pp. 380-395. 10.1080/13523269508404122 Other

Mathers, J.G. 1995. The Generals Manoeuvre on the Political Battlefield. The World Today pp. 243-243.

1993

Mathers, J.G. 1993. The Russians Otherwise Engaged. Parliamentary Brief: Volume 2, Number 4, November-December 1993. pp. 38-40.