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Katie Hale

Katie Hale
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0533
    La Jolla , California 92093

BA: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Physics, concentration in Science, Technology, and Society (2015)

Research interests: sociology of science, technology, and medicine, queer studies, computational social science

My primary research project compares the intellectual opportunity structures of gay, transgender, and intersex activism. I focus on how activism in legislative, judicial, and social arenas affect and are affected by biomedical and psychological understandings of sexuality, gender, and sex.

My secondary research projects are varied. I am exploring the application of natural language processing and other CSS methods to the study of scientific texts, and am interested in the history of natural disaster expertise amongst astronomers who study near-Earth asteroids.