Bio


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. From 2012-2016, she was Faculty Director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. Her research centers around two main themes examined from cross-national and longitudinal approaches. The first relates to gender and higher education, namely women in faculty positions. The second theme, that of citizenship and education, explores how social science curricula, in the form of 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, American Journal of Education, and Comparative Education Review.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, ICE/IEPA Master’s Programs, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Director, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University (2012 - 2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Stanford Faculty Senate and Committee on Committees (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Board, Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice (2019 - Present)
  • Consultant, Girls Education Policy, Ministry of Education, Afghanistan (2018 - Present)
  • Expert Advisor, “Educating for the Future” for the Yidan Prize Foundation, the Economist Intelligence Unit (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Gender and Education Standing Committee, Comparative and International Education Society (2018 - Present)
  • Member, International Relations Committee, American Educational Research Association (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Stanford Faculty Club (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sociology of Education, an official journal of the American Sociological Association (2015 - 2018)
  • Member, Core Affiliated Faculty Committee, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Program Committee, Asian American Studies, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Council, Program on Social Entrepreneurship, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Program Committee, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Resident Fellow, Education and Society Theme House, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Faculty Women’s Forum, Stanford University (2010 - 2016)

Program Affiliations


  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Research Interests


  • Civic Education
  • Diversity and Identity
  • Gender Issues
  • Higher Education
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


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. She also serves as co-Resident Fellow at the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House. 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 serves on the Committee on Committees.

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, American Journal of Education, and Comparative Education Review.

In addition to the applied research methods seminars she leads for the students in the ICE/IEPA master’s program, she also teaches “Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives” and "Gender and Higher Education: National and International Perspectives." Both are cross-listed in Education; Sociology; and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

In 2010, Dr. Wotipka co-founded the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House – a living-learning space for undergraduates interested in educational research, policy, activism, and teaching. She has served as co-Resident Fellow at EAST House since 2006.

Dr. Wotipka earned her BA (summa cum laude) in International Relations and French at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and MA in Sociology and PhD in International Comparative Education at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, she was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a visiting assistant professor/global fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, she served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in rural northeast Thailand and worked in the Republic of Korea at an economic research firm.

Projects


  • The ‘Leaky Pipeline’ in Comparative Perspective: Gender Differences among Tenured Faculty in Top Universities, Stanford University

    Location

    Stanford University

    Collaborators

    • Mana Nakagawa, Dr., Facebook
    • Elizabeth Buckner, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Diversity among the Ranks of University and College Presidents: Trends and Explanations, Stanford University

    Location

    Stanford University

    Collaborators

  • The Diversity-affirming Organizational Structures and Environments (DOSE) Index, Stanford University

    Location

    485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 95405 USA

    Collaborators

2018-19 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Michelle Reddy
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Salome Aguilar, Hugo Chaves de Oliveira Almeida, Arnela Colic, Ariane Faria dos Santos, Lucas Fernandes Hoogerbrugge, Joanna French, Daniela Gamboa Zapatel, Alyssa Goya, Sebastian Guevara Cota, Ann Guo, Meng Guo, Eleana Hai, Pok Jing Ho, Kate Hoffman, Anne Huntington, Hannah Johnstone, Juetzinia Kazmer-Murillo, Melanie Leung, Yanxuan Li, Yuman Li, Mingwei Ma, Koki Matsumoto, William Mock, Greta Olivares, Tamila Pashaee Alamdari, Ana Paula Pereira, Isabela Pinto, Mansoor Rathore, Isabel Sacks, Joanna Sundharam, Darion Wallace, Chealin Won, Melody Wu, Shang Xu, Yi Yang, Cassie Zhang, Xuemin Zhao
  • Doctoral Dissertation Co-Advisor (AC)
    Rosie Nelson, Nadine Skinner
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Hannah D'Apice, Rosie Nelson, Nadine Skinner, Jieun Song

All Publications


  • Mothers’ gendered aspirations for their children: a case study of Forbesganj, Bihar Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education Sharma, G., Wotipka, C. M. 2019; 49 (3): 358-374
  • Students’ Understanding of the History of American Slavery: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. The Social Studies Gross, M. H., Wotipka, C. M. 2019; 110 (5): 220-236
  • The Making of a Human Rights Issue: A Cross-National Analysis of Gender-Based Violence in Textbooks, 1950-2011 Gender & Society Russell, S., Lerch, J. C., Wotipka, C. M. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0891243218786686

  • Mothers’ gendered aspirations for their children: a case study of Forbesganj, Bihar Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education Sharma, G., Wotipka, C. M. 2018: 1-17
  • Global linkages, the higher education pipeline, and national contexts: The worldwide growth of women faculty, 1970–2012 International Journal of Comparative Sociology Wotipka, C. M., Nakagawa, M., Svec, J. 2018; 59 (3): 212-238

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0020715218780475

  • The Worldwide Expansion of Early Childhood Care and Education, 1985–2010 American Journal of Education Wotipka, C. M., Rabling, B. J., Sugawara, M., Tongliemnak, P. 2017; 123 (2): 307–339

    View details for DOI 10.1086/689931

  • The rise, removal, and return of women: gender representations in primary-level textbooks in Afghanistan, 1980–2010 Comparative Education Sarvarzade, S., Wotipka, C. M. 2017; 53 (4): 578-599
  • The Worldwide Incorporation of Women and Women's Rights Discourse in Social Science Textbooks, 1970-2008 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW Nakagawa, M., Wotipka, C. M. 2016; 60 (3): 501-529
  • International Students in Chinese Higher Education: Choices, Expectations, and Experiences by Region of Origin Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility Hu, C., Wotipka, C. M., Wen, W. IGI Global. 2016: 153–178
  • Learning from the Experiences of Women of Color in MentorNet’s One–on–One Program Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering Muller, C. M., Blake-Beard, S., Barsion, S., Wotipka, C. M. 2012; 18 (4): 315-335
  • History Transformed? Gender in the World War II Narratives in U.S. History Textbooks, 1956–2007 Femnist Formations Schrader, C. E., Wotipka, C. M. 2011; 23 (3): 68–88

    View details for DOI 10.1353/ff.2011.0037

  • “A Transnational Analysis of the Rise and Institutionalization of Women’s Studies.” Revista Española de Sociología Wotipka, C. M., Ramirez, F. O., Díaz Martínez, C. 2007; 17: 35-59
  • “The Worldwide Diffusion of Professional Management Education.” Globalization and Organization: World Society and Organizational Change Moon, H., Wotipka, C. M. edited by Drori, G. S., Meyer, J. W., Hwang, H. Oxford: Oxford University Press.. 2006: 121–136
  • Global civil society and the international human rights movement: Citizen participation in human rights international nongovernmental organizations SOCIAL FORCES Tsutsui, K., Wotipka, C. M. 2004; 83 (2): 587-620
  • “Human Rights: Women’s Rights.” New Dictionary of the History of Ideas Wotipka, C. M. edited by Horowitz, M. C. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.. 2004
  • Slowly but surely? The global expansion of women's participation in science and engineering fields of study, 1972-92 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION Ramirez, F. O., Wotlpka, C. M. 2001; 74 (3): 231-251
  • “Understanding Racial Polarization on Affirmative Action: The View from Focus Groups.” Color Lines: Affirmative Action, Immigration and Civil Rights Options for America Swain, C. M., Greene, K. R., Wotipka, C. M. edited by Skrentny, J. D. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. . 2001: 214–237