Kathryne M. Young

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Dissertation Fellow
2012 - 2013
PhD Candidate, Stanford Sociology Department

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2011
M.F.A., Oregon State University, 2004, Writing
B.A. Stanford University, 2001, American Studies

Kathryne M. Young is the Center’s first Dee Fellow. Her dissertation is based on her ethnographic study of Hawaiian cockfighting. She is particularly interested in participants’ conceptions of localism and local identity, and how these understandings affect the way they see their lawbreaking behavior. Additionally, Young is studying the parole hearings process for lifer inmates in California prisons.

Young received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2011. Her awards include Stanford’s DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship, the G. J. Lieberman Fellowship, the Sociology Department’s Cilker Teaching Award, and Stanford Law School’s Class Prize in both juvenile justice and wrongful convictions. Her work on rights consciousness received the Graduate Student Paper Award for the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Law Section.  

Young is a longtime resident of the American West, and she grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She is excited to join the Center’s interdisciplinary community.  


SOCIOLOGY 105D/205D: The Sociology of Criminal Procedure
SOCIOLOGY 183: Qualitative Research Methods
SOCIOLOGY 300: Graduate Teaching Workshop


"Outing Batson: How the Case of Gay and Lesbian Jurors Demonstrates the Need for Voir Dire Reform" 48 Willamette Law Review 243 (2011).
“Rights Consciousness in Criminal Procedure: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry,” in “Access to Justice,” Volume 12 of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance (2009).
“The Privatization of California Correctional Facilities: A Population-Based Approach,” 18 Stanford Law & Policy Review 438 (2007).
“Environmental Advocate,” in Beyond the Traditional Law Firm (Diane Chin & Alan Morrison, eds., 2007).