Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., 2000, Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Certificate in Women’s Studies
2015/2016 on sabbatical leave
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Kathrin Zippel’s current research explores international gender and 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 was a post-doc in the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University. She has been a residential fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program J.F. Kennedy School and a local affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Zippel held a Humboldt Research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. She was also a visitor at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and a guest researcher at the European University Institute in Florence.
- The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union and Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
- Forthcoming. “Gender Equality in German Universities: Vernacularizing the Battle for the Best Brains.” Gender and Education. With Myra Marx Ferree and Karin Zimmermann.
- 2015. “Gendered Patterns in International Research Collaborations in Academia.” Studies in Higher Education. 1-23. With Katrina Uhly and Laura Visser.
- 2015. “Gender, Science and Occupational Sex Segregation.” Pp. 51-80 in Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective, edited by Willie Pearson, Jr., Lisa M. Frehill and Connie McNeely. New York: Springer. With Lisa M. Frehill and Alice Abreu.
- 2014. “Strategies of Academic Parents to Manage Work-Life Conflict in Research Abroad.” In Advances in Gender Research, vol. 19, edited by Marcia Segal, Catherine Berheide, and Vasilikie Demos. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. With Amy Lubitow.
- 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. 209-29 in Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor, edited by Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers with a preface by Erik Wright. Brooklyn: Verso.
- 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.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society 10 (1):49-85. With Kimberly J. Morgan.
Awards and Honors
- 2015-16. Residential Fellowship, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge.
- 2012-13. Humboldt Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Host institutions: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (monthly stipend and travel costs).
- 2011. Marshall-Monnet Scholar in Residence, European Center for Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April.
- 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.
- American Sociological Association
- American Political Science Association
- Eastern Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
- German Studies Association
- Council for European Studies
- European Union Studies Association
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie – Sektion Frauenforschung, Arbeitskreis Politik und Geschlecht in der DVPW: Netzwerk für politisch und politik-wissenschaftlich arbeitende Frauen