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Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies and professor in the Government Department and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her writings about feminist activism have focused particularly on the United States, Europe, and India.

Katzenstein is the author of Faithful and Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest inside the Church and Military (Princeton University Press, 1998), which won the Victoria Schuck prize awarded by the American Political Science Association. With Judith Ruppy she coedited Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discrimination and Military Culture in the U.S. (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999) and, with Raka Ray, Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

Katzenstein’s teaching interests include comparative and American politics, Indian politics, gender issues, and incarceration and race. She is a founding member of the faculty community that created the Cornell Prison Education Program.