Kathrin Zippel is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and will start a new position as Einstein Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the Free University of Berlin on July 1st 2022. Zippel was a co-chair of the Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Harvard University and a residential fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She served as co-PI of Northeastern’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant. She also held a Humboldt Research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and was a guest at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the WZB Social Science Research Center in Berlin, and the European University Institute in Florence. Zippel received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and held a postdoctoral position at the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University.
Jessica Gold is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sociology department at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on organizational analyses of gender and racial inequality, including university faculty hiring and scientific teams. She is a mixed-methods researcher, using computational text and network analysis, quantitative statistical methods, and qualitative interviews. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Davis, and a BA in Sociology from the College of William and Mary.
Areas of Research/Interest: Social Stratification, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Organizations, Higher Education, Social Network Analysis, Computational Text Analysis
Allison Donine is a third-year student in the Sociology Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. Her current research explores community responses to disasters using network analysis and qualitative methods. As a research team member, Allison investigates how change leaders in the NSF ADVANCE program have used formal and informal communities of practice (CoPs) to mobilize and respond to the pandemic.She received a BA in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College.
Areas of Research/Interest: Disaster Sociology, Gender, Knowledge Management, Social Movements, and Social Network Analysis.
Steven Lauterwasser is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. He studies polarization and the production of politicized knowledge as well as the dissemination of feminist knowledge in academic organizations. Using diverse quantitative methods, his work explores the co-constitution of identity, meaning, knowledge, and conflict. Steven received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied how polarization in the US differs among partisans, not only as a matter of degree, but as a matter of kind.
Areas of Research/Interest: Organizations, Knowledge Production, Polarization, Social Movements, Social Network Analysis, Computational Text Analysis