Kate Khanna is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. She is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016). Her research interests include cultural sociology, gender, and inequality, particularly status hierarchies and class differences in gender relations. Her current research focuses on privilege and constraint in educational decision-making, as well as the relation between social class and masculinity. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Kate worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health in Boston and as a Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Anthropology and French Studies, where she wrote an honors thesis on the impact of masculine norms on adolescent language use.
B.A., Anthropology (with honors) & French Studies, magna cum laude, Brown University, 2013