Kathryn Moeller was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Lemann Center for Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Brazil at Stanford University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Her interdisciplinary, ethnographic scholarship examines corporate power and its effects on people's lives, educations, and futures. She is the author of The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development (University of California Press, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Women's Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Prize. She has articles in Feminist Studies, British Journal of Sociology of Education,and International Journal of Education Development. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, and the Wenner Gren Foundation.
She received her Ph.D. from the Social and Cultural Studies Program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality from the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. She also holds an M.A. in Curriculum & Teaching from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Sociology and Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate school, she was a high school teacher in the U.S. and Honduras.