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Current Research Affiliate

Kathryn (Kat) Albrecht, J.D./Ph.D. (Sociology) student at Northwestern University

Kat Albrecht is a Law and Sciences Fellow in sociology at Northwestern University and a J.D. candidate at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 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 principle 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.