After completing a Ph.D. in Sociology at New York University, Dorit was the Vincent Wright Fellow in Comparative Politics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (2006-2007), followed by four years as a Collegiate Assistant Professor, and Harper Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago (2007-2011) teaching social theory in the College Core. She joined the Central European University as an Assistant Professor in Autumn 2011. Dorit's expertise is in political sociology, comparative and historical sociology, and social theory. Her comparative book on the politics of military service in France and the United States will be published by Cambridge University Press in spring 2013. Her scholarship is concerned with an engagement between neo-Weberian approaches to political modernity, and feminist theories of politics and the modern state. Dorit is especially interested in the place of kinship and family in contemporary politics and political organization. Her new project seeks to explain the rise of female-led political dynasties across five cases, and she has received a European Commission Marie Curie Career Integration Grant in support of the research.