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Christine Min Wotipka

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Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching)
ICE Program Director

Assistant: Emily Farrell

Office: Littlefield 384


Christine Min Wotipka is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology and Director of the Master’s Programs in International Comparative Education (ICE) and International Education Policy Analysis (IEPA) at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is Co-Resident Fellow and Co-Founder of EAST House -- the Equity, Access, & Society Theme House.

Dr. Wotipka’s research contributes to the comparative scholarship in gender, diversity, leadership, and higher education and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, Sociological Forum, and Comparative Education Review.

Before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2006, Dr. Wotipka was a visiting assistant professor/global fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, she proudly served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in rural northeast Thailand and worked in the Republic of Korea at an economic research firm. Among Dr. Wotipka’s professional activities, she has consulted on girls education policies for the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.

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 Ph.D. in International Comparative Education at Stanford University.

Other Titles

Associate Professor (Teaching), Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor (Teaching) (By courtesy), Sociology

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

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Darwish, S., & Wotipka, C. M. (2022). Armed conflict, student achievement, and access to higher education by gender in Afghanistan, 2014-2019. GLOBALISATION SOCIETIES AND EDUCATION.

Lerch, J. C., Schofer, E., Frank, D. J., Longhofer, W., Ramirez, F. O., Wotipka, C. M., & Velasco, K. (2021). Women's participation and challenges to the liberal script: A global perspective. INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY.

Anderson, E. W., Vanner, C., Wotipka, C. M., & Kelly, K. (2021). "Participation Does Not Equal Voice": Gendered Experiences in an Academic and Professional Society. COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW, 65(3), 534–554.

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