Taylor Whitten Brown

Sociology PhD Candidate, Duke University

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Duke University (2nd year), with an MA in sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an MSc in evidence-based social intervention from the University of Oxford. I am currently away from my department, being hosted by INCITE at Columbia University while I conduct research in NYC.

I study how group inequalities persist within markets despite cultural change. Specifically, I focus on gender inequality and the role of status systems in sustaining disparity. I'm also very involved with the discipline of computational social science and its application to social media studies. My MSc focused on the design and evaluation of randomized-controlled trials (@DSPI_Oxford), and my MA focused on community norm consensus and its link to individual behavior--specifically intimate partner violence.

Before starting my PhD, I fulfilled an appointment at the National Science Foundation in Washington DC. I have also worked in international development, completed internships in Italy and in Ghana, and served in leadership positions for a number of women's organizations.  


On a personal note, I enjoy witnessing and creating art (see About Me).

The state of my emotions, starting at 9am on Tuesday - November 8, through 5pm on Thursday - November 9, 2016:

Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm:

Tuesday 7:01pm - 9:00pm:

Tuesday 9:01pm - 11:30pm:

Tuesday 11:31pm-11:44pm:

Tuesday 11:45pm:

Tuesday 11:46pm:

Some time while sleeping:

Wednesday 6:00am:

Wednesday 6:01am:

Wednesday 6:02am:

Wednesday 6:03am-5:00pm:

Wednesday 5:01pm- 6:00pm:

Always and forever since:

Wednesday 6:01pm-7:00pm:

Wednesday 7:01pm-Thursday 12:00pm:

Thursday 12:01pm:

Thursday 12:02pm - 5:00pm (repeated every time I forgot to distract myself):

Thursday 5:01pm - 5:30pm:

Thursday 5:31pm:

Everyday from now on: