Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Graduate School of Education
PhD, Stanford University, International Comparative Education
MA, Stanford University, Sociology
BA, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, International Relations & French (summa cum laude)
Christine Min Wotipka
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. Dr. Wotipka is co-Resident Fellow and Co-Founder of EAST House -- the Equity, Access, & Society Theme House.

Dr. Wotipka’s research centers around two main themes examined from cross-national and longitudinal approaches. One line of work seeks to understand how marginalized groups and topics have been incorporated into school textbooks. Another contributes to the comparative scholarship in gender, diversity, leadership, and higher education. Her articles have appeared in Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, American Journal of Education, AERA Open, Journal of LGBT Youth, Comparative Education Review, Compare, Comparative Education, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

From 2012-2016, Dr. Wotipka 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 after serving on the Committee on Committees, was a member of the Steering Committee in 2020-2021. Dr. Wotipka is affiliated with numerous programs and centers on campus, including Asian American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for South Asia, and the Public Policy Program.

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 in 2006, she 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 her professional activities, Dr. Wotipka has consulted on girls education policies for the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.


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