Jeffrey Lockhart

Jeffrey W. Lockhart

Jeff Lockhart is a James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, in the Department of Sociology and the Knowledge Lab. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan as well as masters degrees in both gender studies and computer science. His research examines how identities such as sex, gender, sexuality, and race are constructed and contested in scientific, technological, and political arenas. Lockhart uses a mix of computational social science and qualitative archival methods in his research.

Recent Scholarship

Gender, Sex, and the Constraints of Machine Learning Methods

Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Machine Learning This chapter discusses the wide array of ways that gender and sex interact with machine learning (ML) and the artificial intelligence technologies that rely on it. Some of these interactions are intentional; others...

A gender hypothesis of sex disparities in adverse drug events

Social Science & Medicine Pharmacovigilance databases contain larger numbers of adverse drug events (ADEs) that occurred in women compared to men. The cause of this disparity is frequently attributed to sex-linked biological factors. We offer an alternative Gender...

Public Sociology

sex as a social construct

scatterplot, January 30, 2022 (This post has been read more than 14,000 times, retweeted over 5,200 times, and translated into 5 languages. Twitter lists 117k engagements and 2M impressions.)

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