I am currently a Ph.D candidate in sociology at Stanford University.
I study inequalities in information and knowledge and the implications of these inequalities for people's lives.
My main approaches to this research program so far have employed survey methods, statistical and network analyses
to study gender in academic careers, and intellectual distance between departments.
My research investigates who “owns” knowledge and the implications for inequality.
In my dissertation, I am interested in inequalities in what I call “information capital” between groups. I look at what people know, across all domains of knowledge (e.g. health, religion, sports, history), and how this knowledge is affected by class, gender and race.
At the relational level, who takes the credit for the creation of new knowledge? To look at this, I also study the impact of gender on academic publishing. With collaborators, I’ve analyzed the relationship between gender and author order, and we’ve just finished up research on the gender gap in self-citation.
Finally, how is knowledge shaped by the organizations that help transmit it? I am investigating interdisciplinary ties in U.S. universities to look at changes over time in how people think about knowledge. Overall, my research projects investigate the structure and impact of knowledge ownership and inequalities in knowledge at all levels.