Jina Lee

PhD Candidate

Research Associate

Jina Lee is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. Her research interests broadly lie in the areas of sociology of science and innovation, medical sociology, culture, and gender. Overall, she is interested in examining valuation processes - what or who are deemed to be worthy of resources (including prestige and attention) for what reasons - and how such valuation shapes behavioral consequences. Relevant to this theme, her dissertation project seeks to unfold consensus formation among biomedical researchers. She is also working on collaborative projects investigating the scientific impacts of different types of novelty, gender bias in firms' funding outcomes, and impacts of symbolic group memberships and values on health behaviors. In doing so, she utilizes various methods such as automated text analysis ("big data"), bibliometric analysis, and online experiments.


She earned her M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Sociology and Political Science at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. In her M.A. thesis, she investigated whether and how women writers and their artworks are devalued in the canonization process of Korean literature.