Joyce Outshoorn is is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Leiden, where she is affiliated to the Institute of Political Science. She is editor of The Politics of Prostitution (2004), Changing State Feminism (2007) (with Johanna Kantola), and the forthcoming European Women’s Movements and Body Politics. Her work has been published in Public Administration Review, Social Politics, Acta Politica, Journal of Comparative Public Policy, European Journal of Women’s Studies and Sexual Research and Social Policy. She was co-convenor of the Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State (RNGS) and one of the project leaders of the Feminism and Citizenship (FEMCIT) project. Her research interests are women’s movements, women’s equality policy, and body politics, notably abortion and prostitution.