Grad Students

Clara Hanson

Contact Information

Office  Haines A56-5

I use computational approaches to understand the relationship between culture and technology. 

My dissertation will consider patterns in discourse about emerging technologies by using text co-occurrence networks and word embedding to model longitudinal news data.

Fields of Study

Computational methods,  science and technology studies, culture

Grants and Awards

Graduate Research Mentorship (2016-2017)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2016, 2018)

UCLA Department of Sociology Departmental Fellowship (2015-2020)

Gastronomy Award for Excellence in Graduate Study (2015)

Julia Child Award for Outstanding Academic Work in Food History (2014)

Elsie M. Carper Prize for Outstanding Senior Research Essay in American Studies (2012)

GW's Department of Sociology Excellence in Research and Writing Award (2012)


Ka-Yuet Liu, Jacob Foster


M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2017

M.L.A. Gastronomy, Boston University, 2015

B.A Sociology, American Studies, (magna cum laude) The George Washington University, 2012