The Center is happy to announce our first Research Affiliate for 2020: Kathryn Albrecht. Kat is a JD/PhD (Sociology) student at Northwestern. We are extremely happy to have Kat as a Center Research Affiliate and look forward to sharing more of her work in this space. Below is her bio – and you can check out her website here.
Kat is a Law and Sciences Fellow in sociology and the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University. She is also a member of Luis Amaral’s Complex Systems Lab in the McCormick School of Engineering. Kat’s work sits at the intersection of computational social science and law, where she uses innovative computational techniques to study school gun violence, felony murder, Title IX policy, and racial disparity in arrest. Her work has been published in outlets like Nature Human Behavior, Law and Policy, and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Kat is very active in the computational social science community and has been a principal organizer of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Chicago in 2018, 2019, and upcoming 2020. She is currently working on her dissertation project that analyzes how legal processes and institutions reify categories of inequality.