Kathrin Zippel's research analyzes gender and mobility in global science. Her work focuses on the European Union, sexual harassment politics, and the long-term effects of parental leave policies in Germany and the United States.
After completing her undergraduate work at University of Hamburg in Germany, Kathrin received her M.A. in Sociology from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught at Columbia University and University of Bremen before joining the Northeastern faculty in 2001. Kathrin has numerous publications, most notably, The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union and Germany. She has been a Graduate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Ohio State University, and has received grants for work focusing on the European Union, sexual harassment politics, and the long-term effects of parental leave policies in Germany and the United States. She has been published in prominent outlets such as Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, Sociologica, Comparative European Politics, and Review of Policy Research. Kathrin is a recipient of awards such as the American Political Science Association Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics, Honorable Mention of the American Sociological Association, Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award, and Award for Effective or Innovative Use of Technology from Northeastern University.
Gender Equality Reforms and Institutional Change in Higher Education