Mies is a sociologist and author of several books on women,
economic sustainability and the environment as well as articles
in numerous journals. After returning from many years in India,
she became head of the Women's Studies Programme at the Institute
of Social Sciences in the Hague, and subsequently Professor of
Sociology at the Fachhochschle in Cologne. Having retired from
teaching in 1993, she continues to be active in a range of women's
and environmental movements.
Books by Maria
Mies available in English:
(Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva)
Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy (Maria
Mies and Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen)
and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division
Articles on our
On the occasion of President Bush's visit to Germany in February, 2005,
Maria Mies, sociologist and activist addressed members of the peace
movement. Here, our English translation: Mr.
Bush, you are not welcome!
On International Women’s Day: It’s not enough for
women to say: “That’s enough!”
Statement by WLOE members (including Maria)
and friends, Bonn, Germany February 2006, concerning the “Women say
NO to War” international petition drive.
This page last updated: 10 March 2006
to "women and peace"