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Sasha Shen Johfre

Sasha Shen Johfre


Sasha is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University and a New Map of Life Fellow at the Stanford Center on Longevity. Her current focus of research is on the social construction of age. She is broadly interested in processes of social order and social inequality, including: the production of systems of social difference (such as gender, race, and age); quantitative and computational methods (including natural language processing); and cultural sociology (including the societal focus on things that are "natural").

Prior to entering the PhD program, she was an undergraduate at Harvard, where she studied the evolutionary biology of plant-insect symbioses, while also taking classes in environmental engineering and gender studies. After college, she worked as a visual designer in the tech industry before joining the Financial Security research team at the Stanford Center on Longevity, where she worked for a year before joining the sociology department. She loves hiking, biking, volleyball, visual arts, cats, bubble tea, and trying new foods.

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