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Kathryne M. Young
Research Fellow


Kathryne M. Young is a Research Fellow at the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. She is pursuing her PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. 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.