Madeleine Arnot is Professor of Sociology of Education and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge University and an internationally recognised expert on gender, social class and race equality issues in education, equality policies and citizenship education. She was international consultant for the UNESCO Education for All: Gender Monitoring Project, a gender expert for the Council of Europe and director of a major European project on Women as Citizens: Promoting Equality Awareness and another on Project Arianne: Broadening Adolescent Masculinity. Her recent publications include Reproducing Gender? (RoutledgeFalmer 2002) and Challenging Democracy: International Perspectives on Gender, Education and Citizenship (with J. Dillabough, RoutledgeFalmer, 2000).
Christian Boeser, Dr.phil., works as a scientific employee at the chair of educational science with consideration of adult education and non-formal youth education, Department of Education Science, University of Augsburg, Germany.
Theory and Research of Social Inequalities,
Survey and Attitudes Research
Carmen Leccardi is professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, where she has been appointed by the Rector as a scientific coordinator for gender issues. Editor (with Mike Crang) of the journal Time & Society, her latest books include Tra i generi (In-between Genders) 2002; with Paolo Jedlowski, Sociologia della vita quotidiana (Sociology of Everyday Life) 2003; A New Youth? Young People, Generations and Family Life (edited, with Elisabetta Ruspini), in print.
Prof. Dr. Mechtild Oechsle is professor in social sciences; faculty member for Sociology at the University of Bielefeld; director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Women and Gender Research (IFF)/University of Bielefeld; associate editor of the series "Gender and Society" at the VS publishing house.
Main areas of research: modernisation process and female situations in life; life style and time; career orientation and employment world; social science education and gender relationships; curriculum development in the area of social science education and gender studies.
Publications (among others): Oechsle/Wetterau (ed.) (2000). Political Education and Gender Relationship (Politische Bildung und Geschlechterverhältnis). Opladen; Otto/Oechsle/Wetterau (2003). Society Structures and Social Change (Gesellschaftsstrukturen und sozialer Wandel). Sozialwissenschaftliche Welt (Social Science World). Frankfurt/M.; Mischau/Oechsle (ed.) (2005). Working Time - Family Time - Lifetime (Arbeitszeit - Familienzeit - Lebenszeit). Special Issue 5, Journal for family research (Zeitschrift für Familienforschung).
Dr. Katrin Späte is “Studienrätin im Hochschuldienst“, Institut for Sociology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Research areas: national and ethnic identity, sociology and their didactis, civic education, curriculum development, gender studies, gender mainstreaming, diversity management. Späte, Katrin/Tuider, Elisabeth, 2004: Praktisch eingeschränkte Perspektiven? Eine kritische Diskussion geschlechtertheoretischer Implikationen in Gender Mainstreaming und Diversity Management, in: Sozialwissenschaften und Berufspraxis, Heft 4. Späte, Katrin 2005: Hauptsache Gesellschaft. Westdeutsche Soziologie im Kontext schulischer politischer Bildung, Schwalbach/Ts.
Karin Wetterau currently teaches German and history/social sciences at an academic secondary school (Gymnasium) in North Rhine Westfalia. After her studies and probationary teaching period, she worked at vocational schools in teacher training. The next 16 years were spent in the education area where one can obtain university entrance qualifications through evening classes (Zweiter Bildungsweg). Besides this activity she took on duties in the further education area for women teachers, and from 1990 to 1995 she was a moderator with focus on gender relationships in education. Since 1991 she has accepted lectureships on this subject as a member of the faculty for Sociology at the University of Bielefeld. From 1995 to 2000 she was a delegated teacher for colleges concerning social science studies with focus on didactics for the teaching profession.
Brigitte Young is professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster. Professor Young taught at the Institute of Political Science, Free University of Berlin from 1997-99. From 1994/95 she was Research Associate at the Centre for German and European Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, and from 1991-97 she was Professor at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. In 2000-2002 she was appointed as Expert Advisor to the high-level Enquete-Commission of the German Parliament on "Globalization of the World Economy - Challenges and Responses". Member of the Network of Excellence (EU-6. Framework Program), "Global Governance, Regionalisation, and Regulation: The Role of the EU" (2005-2010).
She is on the Advisory Committee of the University of Warwick, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (2003-2007); Member of the Executive Board of International Social Science Council "Gender, Globalization, and Democratization" (UNESCO); Project leader of "Cyberspace as interactive Learning Environment" at the University Muenster; Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, International Association for Feminist Economics, International Conference: Central and Eastern Europe: A feminist economic Perspective, January 21-22, 2005, Budapest; Member of the Advisory Board, South Asian Research Network on Gender, Law and Governance (SARN) 2003-2006; Section Chair of the Fifth Pan-European International Relations Conference, ECPR Standing Group on International Relations, GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS, TRANSNATIONAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITIES AND HUMAN SECURITY, The Hague, September, 2004; External Advisory Committee, Project: Global Governance and Climatic Change, Free University Berlin/TU-Berlin/Institute for Ecological Economics (iöw); and Member of the Scientific Board of ATTAC-Germany.
Her research areas include globalization, trade and financial markets, WTO, International political economy, feminist economics, and multimedia intercultural education.