Dr Jenny Mathers

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

Dr Jenny Mathers

Reader in International Politics

Department Director of PG Studies

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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.

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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.

Publications

Even the Toys are Demanding Free Elections: Humour and the Politics of Creative Protest in RussiaMathers, J. 2017 Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia. Beumers, B., Etkind, A., Gurova, O. & Turema, S. (eds.). 1 ed.Taylor & Francis, p. 105-11915 p.
Women and State Military ForcesMathers, J. G. 2012 Women and War: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures. Cohn, C. (ed.). Cambridge: Polity, p. 124-14522 p.
Nuclear Weapons in Russian Foreign Policy: Patterns in Presidential Discourse 2000–2010Mathers, J. 2012 In : Europe-Asia Studies.64, 3, p. 495-51925 p.
The Red Rockets' Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957Mathers, J. 2012 Space Policy, 28, 1, p. 64-652 p.
The Military, Security and PoliticsMathers, J. G. 2010 Developments in Russian Politics 7. White, S., Sakwa, R. & Hale, H. E. (eds.). Basingstoke: Springer Nature, p. 245-26218 p.
Russia's Women Soldiers in the Twenty-First CenturyMathers, J. G. 2007 The Minerva Journal of Women and War, Spring, p. 8-1811 p.
Military and Society in Post-soviet RussiaWebber, S. (ed.) & Mathers, J. 2006 Manchester: Manchester University Press. 296 p.
Women, society and the military: Women soldiers in post-Soviet RussiaMathers, J. G. 2006 Military and Society in Post-soviet Russia. Webber, S. & Mathers, J. G. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 207-22721 p.
Outside Politics? Civil-Military Relations during a Period of ReformMathers, J. G. 2003 Russian Military Reform 1992-2002. Aldis, A. C. & McDermott, R. N. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 22-4120 p. (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience)
Reform and the Russian MilitaryMathers, J. G. 2002 The Sources of Military Change: Culture, Politics, Technology. Farrell, T. & Terriff, T. (eds.). Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, p. 161-18424 p.
Women in the Russian Armed Forces: A Marriage of Convenience?Mathers, J. G. 2000 In : Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military.18, 3-4, p. 129-14315 p.
The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsin: The Cold War and BeyondMathers, J. G. 2000 New York: Springer Nature. 240 p. (St Antony's Series)
The lessons of Chechnya: Russia's forgotten war?Mathers, J. G. 1999 In : Civil Wars.2, 1, p. 100-11617 p.
Review article: Russia Confronts ChechnyaMathers, J. G. 1998 In : Civil Wars.1, 4, p. 90-934 p.
'A fly in outer space': Soviet ballistic missile defence during the Khrushchev periodMathers, J. G. 1998 In : Journal of Strategic Studies.21, 2, p. 31-5929 p.
Russian National Security Policy after the Cold WarMathers, J. G. 1996 Security Issues In The Post-Cold War World. Davis, M. J. (ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 40-5627 p.
Déjà vu: Familiar trends in Russian strategic thoughtMathers, J. G. 1995 In : Contemporary Security Policy.16, 3, p. 380-39516 p.
The Generals Manoeuvre on the Political BattlefieldMathers, J. G. 1995 The World Today, 51, 12, p. 231-2344 p.
Corruption in the Russian Armed ForcesMathers, J. G. 1995 The World Today, 51, 8-9, p. 167-1704 p.
The Russians Otherwise EngagedMathers, J. G. 1993 Parliamentary Brief: Volume 2, Number 4, November-December 1993.Vol. 2, p. 38-403 p.