Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Christine Min Wotipka
PhD, Stanford University, International Comparative Education
MA, Stanford University, Sociology
BA, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, International Relations & French (summa cum laude)
Christine Min Wotipka is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology and Director of the Master’s Program in International Comparative Education (ICE) and International Education Policy Analysis (IEPA) at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Dr. Wotipka is co-Resident Fellow at the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House, which she co-founded in 2010. From 2012-2016, she served as Director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. In 2019, she was elected to the Stanford Faculty Senate and after serving on the Committee on Committees, is now a member of the Steering Committee.

Dr. Wotipka’s research centers around two main themes examined from cross-national and longitudinal approaches. The first relates to leadership in higher education with a focus on gender, race and ethnicity, and sexuality. The second theme, that of citizenship and education, explores how social science curricula, namely school textbooks, have shifted focus away from the development of national identities to ones that emphasize global citizenship. Her articles have appeared in Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, American Journal of Education, Comparative Education Review, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology.


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