Kelsey E. Gonzalez

Kelsey E. Gonzalez

PhD Candidate

University of Arizona

About Me

Kelsey E. Gonzalez is a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on computational methods, advanced statistical methods, and social networks analysis in connection to thematic interests in social networks, social support, medical sociology, and racial and panethnic identities.

Kelsey has a strong methodological background following her extensive quantitative and computational methods training at the University of Arizona. She collaborates with Corey Abramson uncovering the economic, educational and health-related outcomes of weight status, with Daniel Martinez investigating racial and ethnic identities of Latinos in the United States, and with Terrence Hill researching white fragility and individual responses to Covid-19.

Kelsey’s work appears in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Perspectives, Journal on Migration and Human Security, and the Journal of Religion and Health.

Kelsey received her MA in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2018 where she investigated the impacts of personal networks and homophily on individuals’ perceptions of discrimination. Before coming to the University of Arizona, she earned her MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict from the Department of Sociology at Trinity College, Dublin in 2015.


  • Computational Social Science
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity


  • PhD in Sociology, Expected in 2022

    University of Arizona

  • Certificate in Computational Social Science, 2020

    University of Arizona

  • MA in Sociology, 2018

    University of Arizona

  • MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, and Conflict, 2015

    Trinity College, Dublin

Recent Publications

(2020). Social Status and White Fragility: Gender and Socioeconomic Variations. Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol 38.


(2020). A Study and Analysis of the Treatment of Mexican Unaccompanied Minors by Customs and Border Protection. Journal on Migration and Human Security, 8(2):96-110.



New Immigrant Destinations

Using data from the Migrant Border Crossing Project (Slack, Martínez, and Whiteford), I map out how Mexican origins cross the US border at different points en route to new destinations.

Rankings of Sociological Programs

How have rankings of Sociology Graduate programs over time?

Coronavirus Unemployment

Which states have been most impacted by unemployment due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic?

European Energy Consumption

Tidy Tuesday: How similar are European Energy Producers?

Coronavirus Mobility

Which states decreased their movement due to COVID-19 and by how much?