Henriette Mueller

Assistant Professor of Gender, Governance, and Society Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Dr., Humboldt University Berlin

Research Areas: Multilevel Governance / EU Governance; Gender and Politics; Women and Leadership; Political Leadership and Executive Politics; Mixed Methods; Regional Focus: European Union; GCC countries; international organizations

Focusing on gender and women’s leadership, Henriette Müller's research explores public and political leadership in complex governance systems, both at the national and international levels. Her regional foci include the European Union, the GCC states, and international organizations.

At NYUAD, Müller teaches courses and conducts research on women and leadership and statehood from a global perspective. Together with Aurelie Dariel, she is the co-convener of the Gender & Leadership Roundtable and co-coordinator of the Gender Brown Bag.

Müller received her doctoral degree from Humboldt University Berlin, where she also taught courses on political leadership. She has been a visiting scholar at the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB); Sciences Po, Paris; the University of Lausanne, Switzerland; the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; Georgetown University, US; and Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She received scholarships, among others, from the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe, the French-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, and the European University Institute.

She is the author of Political Leadership and the European Commission Presidency (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-editor of Women and Leadership in the European Union (with Ingeborg Tömmel, Oxford University Press, 2022).


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