Molly M. King
Ph.D. 2019, Sociology, Stanford University
Molly M. King focuses on inequalities in information and knowledge and the implications of these inequalities for people's lives. She uses statistical and computational methods - paired with a commitment to open science - to better understand who "owns" knowledge and the inequalities involved in its creation and distribution. Her current projects focus on scientific careers and knowledge about climate change. King enjoys working collaboratively with undergraduate research assistants at SCU.
Professor King joined the Department of Sociology in 2019. At Santa Clara, she teaches Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Gender, Climate Justice, Social Problems, and other courses related to inequality in the U.S. Her discussion-based teaching approach centers around three core methods to help students develop a sociological way of thinking about the world: creating an inclusive classroom; teaching students how knowledge is produced; and facilitating intellectual risk-taking. To read more about King and her research and teaching, please visit her website.
Molly King is from Portland, Oregon. As an undergraduate, she majored in Biology at Reed College. When she is not professing, she also enjoys camping, having fun with her dog, playing wheelchair basketball, and spending time with family and friends.