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Professor Kathrin Zippel

Kathrin Zippel is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University in Boston. She has published on gender politics in the (academic) workplace, public and social policy, social movements, welfare states, and globalization in the United States and Europe. Her book The Politics of Sexual Harassment in the United States, the European Union and Germany (Cambridge University Press) won several awards.

Her recent research explores gender and global transformations of science and education. In her book, Women in Global Science: Advancing Careers Through International Collaboration (Stanford University Press), she argues that global science is the new frontier for women, providing both opportunities and challenges as gender shapes the dynamics and practices of international research.

Zippel’s current research on the “Diffusion of Ideas on Gender Equity Interventions Through Networks of U.S. Universities” is funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program {}. She uses a social network approach and data scrapping strategies to study the diffusion of innovative ideas on systemic change and gender equity among NSF ADVANCE grantees and beyond.

Zippel is a co-chair of the Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and was a residential fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program J.F. Kennedy School. She served as co-PI of Northeastern’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant. She held a Humboldt Research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; was a guest at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the WZB Social Science Research Center in Berlin, and the European University Institute in Florence. Zippel received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a post-doc at the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University.

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