Stephanie Lee Mudge

Visiting Associate Professor Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BA University of Pennsylvania, MA and PhD, University of California-Berkeley

Research Areas: Political parties, central banks, money and finance, expertise, democratic politics, social theory, European integration

Stephanie L. Mudge is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, and Series Co-editor (with Anthony Chen) of Cambridge Studies in Historical Sociology. She is a historical, political, and economic sociologist, specializing in the theoretically-driven analysis of Western parties and center-left/progressive politics, economic ideologies and institutions, monetary government (central banks) and the politics thereof, and the relationship between politics and expertise. Mudge completed her PhD in sociology at UC-Berkeley and has held visiting and postdoctoral fellowships at MaxPo/Sciences Po (Paris), the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI, in the UK), the Max Planck Center for the Study of Societies (MPIfG, Cologne, Germany), and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Mudge's first book, Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism (2018, Harvard University Press), develops a century-long comparative, historical, and biographically sensitive analysis of the American Democrats, the German and Swedish Social Democrats, and the British Labour Party. You can hear her talk with host Daniel Denvir about Leftism Reinvented on The Dig, or read about it in Accounts (the ASA's Economic Sociology newsletter) or in an interview with Chase Burghgrave at Jacobin Magazine.

More information on Mudge's past and ongoing projects, including the Strategy & Democracy Project, can be found on her UC Davis profile.

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