Associate Professor of Sociology
Much of my research has been about exchange in human blood and organs, cultural goods, software, and ideas. My current work focuses on the moral order of market society, the effect of models and measurement on social classification, and the link between those two topics, especially in the consumer credit market. I’m also interested in techniques and methods for data visualization.
Healy, K. "Digital Technology and Cultural Goods." Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2002): 478–500-478–500. (Academic Article)
Healy, K. "Embedded altruism: Blood collection regimes and the European union's donor population." American Journal of Sociology 105.6 (May 1, 2000): 1633-1657.
Western, B, and Healy, K. "Explaining the OECD wage slowdown: Recession or labour decline?." European Sociological Review 15.3 (December 1, 1999): 233-249.
Healy, K. "The emergence of HIV in the U.S. blood supply: Organizations, obligations, and the management of uncertainty." Theory and Society 28.4 (August 1, 1999): 529-558.
Healy, K. "Conceptualising constraint: Mouzelis, Archer and the concept of social structure." Sociology 32 (1998): 509–522-509–522. (Academic Article)
Healy, K. "Data Visualization in Sociology." Annual Review of Sociology 40: 105-128.
Healy, K. "The Emergence of HIV in the U.S. Blood Supply: Organizations, Obligations, and the Management of Uncertainty." Theory and Society: renewal and critique in social theory 32: 86-103.