Ph.D. 2019, Sociology, Stanford University
Molly M. King joined the Department of Sociology in 2019. Her research 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. King enjoys working collaboratively and works with undergraduate research assistants at SCU.
At Santa Clara, King teaches Qualitative Methods, Social Problems, and Inequality and the American Dream. Her teaching approach centers around four core methods to help students develop a sociological way of thinking about the world: creating an inclusive classroom; engaging students; 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.