Summary: PhD Student, Sociology, University of Michigan
Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies
I graduated from Fordham University in 2013 with a bachelors in computer science and women's studies, having written my thesis in queer ethics, and in 2014 with a masters in computer science and a thesis in data mining. The following summer, I became a Data Science for Social Good fellow at the University of Chicago. Since 2012, I have also been conducting a sociological study of sexual and gender minority students. These seemingly disparate fields are theoretically entwined: data mining, like queer theory and sociological methods, fundamentally asks how we create meaning from experiences and observations. My work at Cambridge will continue in this vein and explore the ways emerging public discourse about gays and lesbians both creates and limits possibilities for understanding the experiences of sexual and gender minorities. This project is important both substantively and as a vehicle for my continuing inquiry into the theory and methods of knowledge production.