Department of Sociology

Katherine Hill

University of Texas at Austin

Katherine Hill



Gender; Race & Ethnicity; Asia/Asian America; Intimate Markets; Labor Markets; Immigration; Social Inequality; Social Stratification


Katherine M. Hill is a doctoral student in the Department ofSociology at the University of Texas at Ausin. Katherine Hill is interested in social inequality and social stratification, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

Katherine's current thesis research examines racial inequality and ethnic networks shape the lives of workers in Chinese restaurants in Austin. 

Katherine is currently working on a project with Dr. Becky Pettit examining legal financial obligations in Texas and how these imposition reproduce inequalities for the poor.

In 2015, Katherine recieved a Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Korean intensively in South Korea for two months.

Prior to coming to UT, Katherine recieved her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. Katherine has interned for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, and taught English in South Korea, as a Fulbright Fellowship grantee. Katherine has also worked at the Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas.

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