Brown Defends Dissertation, Accepts Position with Facebook

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On Wednesday July 7, 2021, Taylor Whitten Brown successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Qualities or Inequalities?: How Gender Shapes Value in the Market for Contemporary Art.” Her committee consisted of Christopher Bail (co-chair), James Moody (co-chair), Mor Naaman, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Martin Ruef, and Stephan Vaisey. 

Taylor has accepted a Research Scientist/Software Engineer position on the Core Data Science team at Facebook. There, she will develop methods for measuring social inequalities, and continue an academic collaboration investigating the impact of Facebook/Instagram on elections and civic engagement.