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Laura Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and author of “Computational Grounded Theory: A Methodological Framework” and a contributor to various blog forums, most recently the orgtheory.net forum on data analytics and inclusivity. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, as well as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Laura is also a research affiliate at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems

Laura uses computational tools, principally automated text analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations.


digital humanities, Python, scikit-learn, NLTK
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I use computational methods to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and the history of feminism. I'm particularly interested in developing automated text analysis for sociology using open-source tools.