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Department ofSociology

Molly King

Molly M. King

Assistant Professor

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.

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In the News

January 31, 2024

Molly King discusses "Why disability inclusion is important for climate resilience" in 360.

February 2, 2023

Molly King is quoted in Nature, on the study of senior Journal editors which highlighted a larger gender gap than previously thought and some are self-publishing their own papers in the journals that they edit.

January 2020

Molly King was quoted in Nature News and Chemistry Today about the lack of diversity in the scientific and engineering workplace.

January 22, 2020

Molly King was quoted in Chemistry Today about the lack of diversity in the scientific and engineering workplace.

January 15, 2020

Molly King was quoted in Nature and The Scientist about the lack of diversity in the workforce and wage gaps between races and genders.