Research Interests: Culture, political-economy, inequality, science and technology studies, theory, qualitative and mixed methods
Shira Zilberstein is a doctoral student in sociology. Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, she earned a BA in sociology and history from Northwestern University in 2018. Her research interests focus on cultural sociology, political sociology, science and technology studies and qualitative and computational methods. She is interested in the production, interpretation and evaluation of ideas and the dynamics between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic forms of knowledge in institutional and technical settings. To this end, she has conducted research on grassroots artists, international non-governmental organizations and American college students. Currently, she is researching how journalists and academics navigate and conceptualize their careers on new media platforms and the implications of new technologies for the legitimation of cultural goods, construction of expertise and the structure of the public sphere.
BA, Sociology and History, Northwestern University