Carly R. Knight

Carly R. Knight

Doctoral Student in Sociology
Carly R. Knight
Research Interests: : Economic sociology; Historical sociology; Corporate law and corporate development; Sociology of morality; Labor markets and inequality; social theory; philosophy of social science.

Carly Knight is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. Prior to joining the department, she graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics and Political Science. Her research addresses questions regarding the state, labor markets, and inequality. Current projects examine how labor market considerations affect gender attitudes and the efficacy of antidiscrimination law on corporate behavior.

 She is also engaged in a research project addressing how the state constructs markets and corporations. Her dissertation explores the origins and changing meanings of the metaphor of corporate personhood in American law.

 Carly also has strong interests in the philosophy of the social sciences.

Previous Degrees: 

Duke University, B.A.


Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Soc 203a: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods & Soc 202: Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods)

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532 William James Hall
p: (281) 682-4063


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