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

Staff Publications

Key Publications

‘Women, Society and the Military: Women Soldiers in Post-Soviet Russia’ in Military and Society in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by Stephen L. Webber and Jennifer G. Mathers. Manchester University Press, 2006, pp. 207-227.

‘Outside Politics? Civil-Military Relations during a Period of Reform', in Anne C. Aldis and Roger N. McDermott, eds, Russian Military Reform 1992-2002 , Frank Cass, 2003, pp. 22-40

The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsin: The Cold War and Beyond. Macmillan/St Antony’s Series and St Martin’s Press, 2000.

‘The Lessons of Chechnya: Russia's Forgotten War’, Civil Wars, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1999, pp. 100-116

‘Deja Vu: Familiar Trends in Russian Strategic Thought’, Contemporary Security Policy, Volume 16, Number 3, December 1995, pp. 380-395

Works in Progress

Russian Security in the Twenty-First Century. Single-author monograph in preparation for Lynne Rienner

Women and the War on Terror. Joint authored article with Caroline Kennedy-Pipe in preparation.

Pressing the Reset Button on Russia. Single-author article in preparation.

Nuclear Weapons in Russian Foreign Policy. Single-author article in preparation.

Full list of publications