Christine Min Wotipka

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Director, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Associate Professor (Teaching); Director, Master’s Program in International Comparative Education and International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis
Stanford University
Christine Min Wotipka is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology; and Director of the Master’s Program in International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She also serves as co-Resident Fellow at the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House and from 2012-16, she was faculty director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. Dr. Wotipka’s research centers around two main themes examined from cross-national and longitudinal approaches. The first relates to the progress and experiences of women in higher education and the labor market. In one working paper, she and her colleagues examine trends for cross-national variability in women’s share of faculty positions worldwide in 1970 to the present. In another, they explore the rise in women's labor force participation as one of the main arguments to explain the rapid and worldwide growth in early childhood education enrollments. The second theme of her research is that of citizenship and education. This work explores how social science curricula, in the form of textbooks, has shifted focus away from the development of national identities to ones that emphasize global citizenship in a diverse and multicultural society, which increasingly comprises all members of society, including women and children. Her articles have appeared in Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Comparative Education Review, and Feminist Formations.

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