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Christine Min Wotipka

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Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching)


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.

Other Titles

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): Social Sciences in Education
SHIPS (PhD): Sociology of Education
SHIPS (PhD): International Comparative Education

Research Interests

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

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Recent Publications

Gross, M. H., & Wotipka, C. M. (2019). Students’ Understanding of the History of American Slavery: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. The Social Studies , 110(5).

Sharma, G., & Wotipka, C. M. (2019). Mothers’ gendered aspirations for their children: a case study of Forbesganj, Bihar. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 49(3).

Russell, S. G., Lerch, J. C., & Wotipka, C. M. (2018). The Making of a Human Rights Issue: A Cross-National Analysis of Gender-Based Violence in Textbooks, 1950-2011. Gender & Society.

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