Department of Sociology

Katie Kaufman Rogers

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Candidate
Katie Kaufman Rogers



Gender, Sexualities, Race & Ethnicity, Work Inequality, Drug Policy, Feminist Epistemologies, Ethnography


Katie Kaufman Rogers is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also an affiliate of the Urban Ethnography Lab. Her research and teaching address the intersections of gender, race, work inequality, and the criminal-legal system. In her dissertation, “Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. Legal Cannabis Industry,” she uses in-depth interviews, ethnographic observations, and content analysis to examine women’s labor experiences in an historically criminalized, masculinized cannabis industry. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the UT Austin College of Liberal Arts. Her research has been recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association and from Sociologists for Women in Society. She holds an M.A. in sociology from UT Austin and a B.A. in sociology from Colorado College. 

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