Katherine Zaslavsky (she/they) is a PhD candidate in sociology at Cornell University. They use content analysis, experimental designs, and computational methods to explore the value of representation, how it translates into forms of capital, and how it functions as a medium of inequality and exploitation across the fields of media, politics, and economics. They have conducted and presented research internationally, with the generous support of several research grants.
Outside the academy, Katherine contributes to community-directed research as a member of Hate is a Virus, an organization that advocates for solidarity, decolonization, and abolition from within Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. They have experience in teaching statistical methods, race and ethnicity, and social inequality, for which they have received recognition from Cornell's Department of Sociology and College of Arts and Sciences. In fall 2021, they are a Junior Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.