Katariina Mueller-Gastell is a PhD student in the Sociology Department at Stanford University. Her research is concerned with evaluative processes and how these processes can create and cement social inequalities. She studies how expert evaluators assess different charitable endeavors and deem them worthy of funding. She is also working on a set of projects on the matching of employees to firms, in which she explores how evaluative practices in hiring decisions can lead to inequitable outcomes.
Kata holds a master’s degree in Sociology as well as an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.