Kathrin Zippel

Kathrin Zippel

Associate Professor of Sociology
education Ph.D., 2000, Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Certificate in Women’s Studies
Mailing address 225F RP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Kathrin Zippel is an associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University. Her research explores gender and international research collaborations and mobility in global science. She also compares gender equality politics in German and U.S. institutions of higher education. Zippel has published on gender politics in the workplace, public and social policy, social movements, welfare states, and globalization. Her book The Politics of Sexual Harassment in the United States, the European Union and Germany(Cambridge University Press) won several book awards. Zippel received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a post-doc in the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University. Zippel held a Humboldt Research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. She was also a visitor at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, a guest researcher at the University of Athens and the European University Institute in Florence.

Selected Publications

Kathrin Zippel. The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union and Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Kathrin Zippel is the co-winner of the Victoria Schuck Award 2007 of the American Political Science Association for the best book published the previous year on women and politics. The book received an Honorable Mention from the American Sociology, Sex and Gender Distinguished Book award committee in 2008.

Kathrin Zippel. Forthcoming. “Gender and International Collaborations of Academic Scientists and Engineers: Findings from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2006.” With Lisa M. Frehill. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

2011. “How Gender Neutral are State Policies on Science and International Mobility of Academics?” Sociologica. 5 (1):1-17.

2009. “The Missing Link for Promoting Gender Equality: Family-Work & Anti-Discrimination Policies” Pp. 209-229 in Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor edited by Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers with a preface by Erik Wright, Brooklyn: Verso.

2009. “The European Union 2002 Directive on Sexual Harassment: A Feminist Success?” Comparative European Politics. 7 (1):139-157.

2008. “Violence at Work? Framing Sexual Harassment in the European Union.” Pp. 60-80 in Gender Politics in the Expanding European Union. Mobilization, Inclusion, Exclusion, edited by Silke Roth. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.

2004. “Transnational Advocacy Networks and Policy Cycles in the European Union: The Case of Sexual Harassment.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society, 11 (1): 57-85.

2003.  “Paid to Care: The Origins and Effects of Care Leave Policies in Western Europe.” Co-authored with Kimberly J. Morgan. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society, 10 (1): 49-85.

Selected Honors & Awards

2008       Honorable Mention of the American Sociological Association, Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award.

2007       American Political Science Association Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics.

2005       “Thinking Out of the Box, for the European Union: Social & Political Dimensions.” Second Annual Award for Effective or Innovative Use of Technology. Center for Innovative Course Design and the Educational Technology Center, Northeastern University.

1994       Phi Kappa Phi. Ohio State University Chapter.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Minda de Gunzburg
Center for European Studies at Harvard University

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University