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Laura Kane
Assistant Professor
lkane4@worcester.edu
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SAC-316B
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Bio

Kane’s research examines social phenomena such as families, states, and social media networks through a feminist lens. Her central research project is concerned with providing a conception of the family that substantially challenges how we view familial obligations in relation to more robust networks of care at the state-level. A second project focuses upon accountability relationships on the internet, especially those that result in ‘shaming’ and ‘doxxing’ culture. The common thread that ties these two trajectories together is the claim that an undervaluing of relationship in social, political, and digital contexts has precipitated current practices that misplace responsibility and the important goods that are associated with it.

Kane received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, as well as a Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2017.