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 Machine learning interacts with gender and sex in myriad ways, intentionally, unintentionally, and sometimes even against practitioner's concerted efforts. Some of these interactions are born out of the allure of a...

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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