Research Interests: Culture, Emotions, Tastes, Life-course, and Theory
Maleah Fekete is a third-year Doctoral Student in Sociology. Maleah’s research interests include social networks, mental health, culture, and gender.
Her current research investigates the validity of a depression measure included in a large European survey. After finding the measure insufficiently valid, she replicates three sets of analyses, originally conducted using data gathered with the invalid survey, using more valid data. Her investigation updates prior understandings of cross-national patterns in depression.
In future research, Maleah plans to study emotional connectedness in social networks using mixed-methods. In her early research, Maleah studied emotional salience in entertainment using interviews and surveys with a group of devoted romance-reading women.
Maleah is a graduate student affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. She received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and German from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017.
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Minor in German, University of California, Berkeley