CSSH names the winners of the 2017-18 CSSH Outstanding Teaching Awards in the Tenured/Tenure-track, Full-time Non-tenure-track, Part-time, and Graduate Student categories...
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PhD, 2014, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
On leave for 2016-2017
Laura K. Nelson is a sociologist who uses computational methods to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and the history of feminism. Using computer-assisted texts analysis and network analysis, her dissertation examined the political logics underlying women’s movements in New York City and Chicago from 1865-1975. She is interested in further developing automated text analysis methods and best-practices for sociology and digital humanities. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2014-2016 she was a postdoc in Management and Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is on leave this year as a fellow for Digital Humanities @ Berkeley and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley.