Laura K. Nelson

Assistant Professor
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Laura K. Nelson is an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University, where she is also core faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and is on the Executive Committee for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Previously, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she was also a research affiliate at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. She uses computational tools, principally automated text analysis and network analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations. She is currently working on a book manuscript that combines these tools and concepts to understand the long-term trajectory of women's movements in the United States. She has published in Sociological Methods and Research, Oxford University Press, and Springer, among other outlets, and has given invited talks and workshops on computational methods throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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935 Renaissance Park
Boston, MA 02115


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