I'm an assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University. I am also core faculty at the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks, I'm a faculty affiliate at the Network Science Institute, I'm on the executive committee of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and I'm on the editorial board of Sociological Methodology and Signs.
- The Computation/Context Trade-Off?
- Nelson, Laura K., Derek Burk, Marcel Knudsen, and Leslie McCall. 2018 "The Future of Coding: A Comparison of Hand-Coding and Three Types of Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Methods." Sociological Methods and Research.
- Nelson, Laura K. 2017. "Computational Grounded Theory: A Methodological Framework." Sociological Methods and Research. You can still find the non-proof version here.
- Nelson, Laura K. 2018. “‘Feminism Means More Than a Changed World...It Means the Creation of a New Consciousness in Women': Feminism, Consciousness-Raising, and Continuity Between the Waves.” Pp. 175-197 in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism, edited by Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banasak. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Crossley, Alison Dahl and Laura K. Nelson.* 2018. “Feminists Reshaping Gender.” Chapter in Springer Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, edited by Barbara Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William Scarborough. New York: Springer Press. *listed alphabetically, equal co-authors
Recent and Upcoming Talks:
- December 7: "Finding Simple Patterns in Complex Data," TextXD, Berkeley Institute on Data Science.
- November 1: "The Future of Coding," Working Group on Computational Social Science, Columbia University.
- October 17: “Machine Learning is Feminist,” All Boats Rise? Social Capital, Promise and Peril. A one-day, invitation only gathering of scholars, activists, and leaders, Amazon HQ.
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