Invitation: inauguration lecture by Kathrin Zippel

– 1 Dec 2022, 5.30-8.00 pm –

Kathrin Zippel has been appointed with the Einstein Professorship of Sociology with a focus on Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her inaugural lecture „Diffusion of Policy Ideas on Gender and Diversity Change in Academic Institutions“ is open to the public.

Informationen auf Deutsch können Sie weiter unten finden.

The Berlin University Alliance is hosting the public inaugural lecture of Kathrin Zippel in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin, the Einstein Foundation Berlin and SCRIPTS, cluster of excellence. The inaugural lecture is part of the lecture series Diversity and Excellence. A Tense Relationship?! organised by the Berlin University Alliance.

Programme

  • Moderation and welcome address by Prof. Dr. Robin Celikates, Professor of Social Philosophy at Freie Universität and member of the Steering Committee for Diversity and Gender Equality Berlin University Alliance (BUA)
  • Welcome address by Armaghan Naghipour, State Secretary for Science, Research and Equality of the State of Berlin
  • Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler, president of Freie Universität Berlin
  • Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Joachim Trebbe, Dean of the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve, Head of the Institute for Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Lecture by Prof. Kathrin Zippel, Ph.D.
  • Reception

About Kathrin Zippel

Einstein professor in sociology with a focus on gender studies: Prof. Kathrin Zippel, Ph.D., picture: Dirk Ahlgrim

Kathrin Susanne Zippel is since July 2022 Einstein Professor of Sociology with a focus on Gender Studies at the Institute of Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin and a member of the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS. After she gained her Vordiplom in Mathematics and Political Science at the University of Hamburg, she received a Master’s degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University. Afterwards, Zippel earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology with a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She held a Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Union Center of New York at Columbia University. From 20o1 until 2022, Kathrin Zippel was professor at Northeastern University. In addition, she was visiting assistant professor in the Social Studies Program at Harvard University and taught in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also served as co-chair of the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and was a residential fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. 


The topic of the inaguration speech

Kathrin Zippel uses institutional, comparative research approaches and her interests include gender equity and diversity measures as well as gender aspects of global transformations in science and higher education. „Diffusion of Policy Ideas on Gender and Diversity Change in Academic Institutions“ is the promising title of Zippel’s inaguration speech which focuses on meritocracy. The most acceptable justification for inequality in the liberal script of societies is meritocracy, the idea that people get success, status, power, or rewards because of what they achieve rather than their wealth or social position. Thus, meritocracy depends on fair judgments of the quality of work and qualifications. Implicit bias presents a stunningly popular theory to explain how people can act based on prejudice and stereotypes about social groups without intending to do so, thus problematizing our ability to measure excellence fairly. To improve the quality of evaluations of others in academia and in industry, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts often discuss implicit bias in their training programs.


Informationen auf Deutsch

Am 1. Dezember 2022 hält die renommierte Soziologin Kathrin Susanne Zippel ihre Antrittsvorlesung an der Freien Universität. Zippel wird mit einer Einstein-Profil-Professur der Einstein Stiftung Berlin gefördert und hat zum 1. Juli 2022 die Professur für Soziologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Gender Studies angetreten.

Der Abend wird von Robin Celikates, Professor für Sozialphilosophie und Anthropologie an der FU und Mitglied des Steering Committee for Diversity and Gender Equality der BUA, eröffnet und moderiert. Begrüßungsansprachen halten Armaghan Naghipour, Berliner Staatssekretärin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung, Günter M. Ziegler, Präsident der Freien Universität, Joachim Trebbe, Dekan des Fachbereichs Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, sowie Christian von Scheve, Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Soziologie. Im Anschluss hält Kathrin Zippel ihre Antrittsvorlesung zum Thema Gleichstellungs- und Diversitätspolitiken an Hochschulen der unter dem Titel Diffusion of Policy Ideas on Gender and Diversity Change in Academic Institutions.

Kathrin Zippels Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Gender, Arbeit und Organisationen, politische Soziologie, Wissenschaft und Technologie, vergleichende Soziologie zwischen den USA und Europa sowie Globalisierung. Zuvor forschte und lehrte die Wissenschaftlerin in den USA an der Northeastern University in Boston.

Der Vortrag ist Bestandteil der Ringvorlesung Diversität und Exzellenz – Ein Spannungsverhältnis?!, welche die Berlin University Alliance von November bis Februar 2023 an wechselnden Orten der vier Verbundpartnerinnen veranstaltet.


Location & time | Zeit & Ort

1 Dec 2022, 05:30-08:00 PM | 01.12.2022, 17:30 – 20:00 Uhr

Henry-Ford-Bau, Hörsaal A
Freie Universität Berlin
Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin

You can also attend the event via Livestream. Further information can be found in the invitation.

The lecture is open to the public, there is no need to register. The lecture hall is wheelchair accessible. | Die Veranstaltung ist öffentlich und kann ohne Anmeldung besucht werden. Die Räumlichkeiten sind barrierefrei.


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