I use computational methods to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and the history of feminism. I'm particularly interested in developing transparent and reproducible text analysis methods for sociology using open-source tools.

I just started as an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.

Recent News:

Hot off the (digital) presses: Sociological Methods and Research has published my paper "Computational Grounded Theory: A Methodological Framework."  You can still find the non-proof version here

Find me on:

Github: lknelson
Twitter: @LauraK_Nelson
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8948-300X