Katharine (Kate) Khanna

Katharine (Kate) Khanna

knk2121@columbia.edu
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox Hall 616
Areas of Interest: 
Social Inequality; Gender; Cultural Sociology
Education: 

B.A. Anthropology & French Studies, honors, Brown University (2013)

Biographical Note: 

Kate Khanna is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. She is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia and a National Science Foundation (NSF) GRFP Fellow. Her research interests include social inequality, gender, cultural sociology, identity, and social movements.

Kate holds a B.A. in Anthropology & French Studies with Honors and magna cum laude from Brown University, where she conducted research on the way adolescents use gendered language and its implications for gender socialization. In her honors thesis, she showed how female high school students use and are described by others using a broader range of gendered terms than male students. Her analysis argued that norms of masculinity deter male high school students from using "feminine" terms, demonstrating how masculine is coded as "good" and feminine is coded as "bad."

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Kate worked as Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health in Boston and was a Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College.

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