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. Lockhart is also an Associate at Harvard University in the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 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

Paradigms of Sex Research and Women in STEM

Gender & Society Scientists’ identities and social locations influence their work, but the content of scientific work can also influence scientists. Theory from feminist science studies, autoethnographic accounts, interviews, and experiments indicate that the...

Diagnosing Gender Bias in Image Recognition Systems

Socius. Image recognition systems offer the promise to learn from images at scale without requiring expert knowledge. However, past research suggests that machine learning systems often produce biased output. In this article, we evaluate potential gender biases of...

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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