Rachel Y. Kim

Rachel Y. Kim

Doctoral Student in Sociology
Rachel Y. Kim

Research Interests: Science and technology, criminology, race and ethnicity, labor, qualitative methods

Rachel Kim is a PhD student in Sociology. Broadly, she aims to study questions about technological advancement, particularly regarding race, surveillance, and policing. She is also interested in examining how Silicon Valley and narratives of technological innovation impact our understanding of social life.

Originally from Georgia, Rachel earned a BA in Sociology with Honors from the University of Chicago in 2019. She spent most of her undergraduate career working in local journalism, and was a senior editor at the nonprofit newspaper, South Side Weekly. Prior to beginning her PhD program, she worked at a civil rights law firm in Chicago.

Previous Degrees:
B.A. in Sociology, University of Chicago, 2019 (Minor in History)

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