Kathryne M. Young is a postdoctoral fellow, rejoining the Center in 2014 after a year as the first Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow in 2012-13.
Much of Young’s work centers on subjective understandings of police-citizen encounters, something she has studied in a number of contexts and through a variety of methods, including an ethnography of cockfighting in Hawaii. Additionally, Young is researching the parole hearings process for lifer inmates in California prisons.
Young's awards include Stanford’s DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship, the G. J. Lieberman Fellowship, and the Cilker Teaching Award. 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 grew up primarily in California’s San Joaquin Valley.