Jina Lee

PhD Candidate

Research Associate

I am Jina Lee, a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at The University of Arizona. My research interests broadly lie in the areas of sociology of science and innovation, culture, and gender. My research investigates how the assessment of worth gives a rise to structural patterns in the field of science and culture. I ask: (1) what knowledge claims are deemed to be worthy of attention and how does it affect the process of knowledge accumulation? (2) how does gender and race shape the valuation process and thus reproduce structural inequality? Examining these questions, I utilize various methods such as computational text analysis (big data), bibliometric analysis, and online experiments. My research is published in Socius and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.