Associate Professor (Teaching) of Sociology (by courtesy)
Director, Master's Program in International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis
Director, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Cross-national studies of gender and higher education, gender and textbooks, and the worldwide expansion of early childhood education.
Christine Min Wotipka is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology. She is Director of the Master’s Program in International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She also serves as co-Resident Fellow at the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House.
Dr. Wotipka’s research interests include gender and higher education, and globalization and citizenship education. She has a Spencer Foundation Grant titled “Globalization, Citizenship, and Education: A Cross–National Study of Curricula, 1955–2005” (with Francisco O. Ramirez and John W. Meyer). Among other studies, this grant supports her current paper with Mana Nakagawa, “The Worldwide Incorporation of Women and Women’s Rights Discourse in Social Science Textbooks, 1970–2008.” Another study, with Corbin Schrader (published in Feminist Formations), examines women’s depictions in World War II narratives in American History textbooks over forty years.
Dr. Wotipka’s affiliations with centers and programs on campus are numerous. She serves as director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is also particularly active with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research having served as the Iris F. Litt, M.D., Director of the Graduate Dissertation Fellows Program; a member of the Faculty Advisory Board; a Non–Residential Faculty Research Fellow in 2008-09; and a consultant to the Institute’s Dual–Career Academics Program.
In 2010, Dr. Wotipka and her husband, Anthony Lising Antonio (Associate Professor of Education at Stanford), founded the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House – a living-learning space for undergraduates interested in educational research, policy, activism, and teaching. Dr. Wotipka leads a weekly seminar at EAST House titled “Current Issues and Debates in Education.” Previous to that, Drs. Wotipka and Antonio were Resident Fellows at EAST House under its former theme of East Asian Studies from 2006-10.
Having proudly served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in rural northeast Thailand from 1993-95, Dr. Wotipka returned to Thailand in 2008 when she and Dr. Antonio led an overseas seminar with the Bing Overseas Studies Program. While there, they and their students met Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn; former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva; and other governmental and non-governmental officials, Thai academics, and Stanford alumni who spoke on the seminar’s theme of education, development, and globalization.
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.
Dr. Wotipka enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their two school-aged children, and their rescue dog, a poochon named Zebi (“river” in Chippewa). She enjoys politics, the outdoors, independent movies, and fiery Asian food.
Dr. Wotipka's CV: Download PDF
"History should be an exercise in exploring how institutions interact to produce gender (or racial or class) asymmetry. Only through insisting that these questions be answered will a more representative history that addresses the diversity of masculine and feminine experiences be created." - From her paper, with Corbin Elizabeth Schrader, “History Transformed? Gender in the World War II Narratives in U.S. History Textbooks, 1956-2007.”
Associate Professor (Teaching) (2010-present)
Assistant Professor (2006-2010)
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology (2010-present), Stanford Graduate School of Education
Assistant Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology (2006-2010), Stanford Graduate School of Education
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2005-06)
Global Fellow, UCLA International Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (2003-04)
Director, Master's Program in International Comparative Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education (2001-03)
Consultant and Associate Director of Programs, MentorNet (2001 & 2004-05)
English Editor and Writer, Hanwha Group, Republic of Korea (1995-96)
U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Thailand (1993-95)
Current Syllabus: Download PDF
Nakagawa, Mana and Christine Min Wotipka. “The Worldwide Incorporation of Women and Women’s Rights Discourse in Social Science Textbooks, 1970–2008.” (Revise and resubmit).
Wotipka, Christine Min, Brenda Rabling Jarillo, Minako Sugawara, and Pumsaran Tongliemnak. “A Cross-national Analysis of Early Childhood Education.” (Revise and resubmit).
Hu, Die, Christine Min Wotipka, and Wen Wen. (Forthcoming). “International Students in Chinese Higher Education: Choices, Expectations, and Experiences by Region of Origin.” To be published in International Student Mobility, Services, and Policy in Higher Education. K. Bista and C. Foster (eds.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Muller, Carol B., Stacy Blake–Beard, Sylvia Barsion, and Christine Min Wotipka. 2012. “Learning from the Experiences of Women of Color in MentorNet’s One–on–One Program.” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 18, 4: 317–338.
Schrader, Corbin Elizabeth and Christine Min Wotipka. 2011. “History Transformed? Gender in the World War II Narratives in U.S. History Textbooks, 1956-2007.” Feminist Formations 23, 3: 68-88.
Ramirez, Francisco O., John W. Meyer, and Christine Min Wotipka. 2009. “Globalization, Citizenship, and Education: The Rise and Spread of Cosmopolitan, Multicultural, and Individual Empowerment Frames.” Peruvian Education Review 1: 163–180.
Wotipka, Christine Min and Kiyoteru Tsutsui. 2008. “Global Human Rights and State Sovereignty: Nation–States’ Ratifications of International Human Rights Treaties, 1965–2001.” Sociological Forum 23, 4: 724–754.
Wotipka, Christine Min and Francisco O. Ramirez. 2008. “Women’s Studies as a Global Innovation.” Pp. 89–110 in The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education. D. P. Baker and A. W. Wiseman (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier JAI Press. [Best Book Award for 2008–2009, Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education SIG]
Wotipka, Christine Min and Francisco O. Ramirez. 2008. “World Society and Human Rights: An Event History Analysis of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.” Pp. 303–343 in The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy. B. A. Simmons, F. Dobbin, and G. Garrett (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wotipka, Christine Min, Francisco O. Ramirez, and Capitolina Díaz Martínez. 2007. “A Transnational Analysis of the Rise and Institutionalization of Women’s Studies.” Revista Española de Sociología 117: 35–59.
Moon, Hyeyoung and Christine Min Wotipka. 2006. “The Worldwide Diffusion of Professional Management Education.” Pp. 121–136 in Globalization and Organization: World Society and Organizational Change. G. S. Drori, J. W. Meyer, and H. Hwang (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
At Stanford University:
Director, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2012-present) and Faculty Affiliate (2008-present)
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Sociology (2006-present)
Faculty Affiliate, Fellow, and Advisory Board Member, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2006-present)
Faculty Affiliate, Asian American Studies (2007-present)
Faculty Affiliate, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (2009-present)
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (2009-present)
Resident Fellow, Education and Society Theme House (2010-present) and East Asian Studies Theme House (2006-2010)
Annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association; American Sociological Association; Comparative and International Education Society; and National Women’s Studies Association