Kathrin Zippel

Kathrin Zippel studied mathematics and political science at the University of Hamburg and earned a master's degree in sociology from Ohio State University in the United States in 1994. In 2000, she got her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and afterwards became a Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University in New York. From 2001 to 2022, Kathrin Zippel worked in research and teaching at Northeastern University. She has also taught in the Social Studies Program at Harvard University and in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women and Sexuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

As an Einstein Strategic Professor, Kathrin Zippel envisions, among other things, to enrich gender research in Berlin with empirical intersectional gender research from an internationally comparative, institutional perspective, and thus strengthen its international appeal. She will examine of why gender justice in important fields such as education, work, science and politics is progressing only slowly and is highly uneven. Her research will be focussed on gender equality and diversity measures as well as on gender aspects of global change processes in science and education.