Kat Albrecht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and a JD from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Dr. Albrecht’s work sits at the intersection of computational social science and law, where she uses innovative computational techniques to study fear, violence, and data distortions. She is particularly interested in the nexus of fear and risk-taking behaviors, digital trace data, and the impact of law on decision-making. She frequently serves as a computational science expert for the defense on active legal cases about life without the opportunity of parole, felony murder, gang enhancements, and tribal jurisdiction.
Dr. Albrecht’s work has been published in outlets like Law & Policy, Nature Human Behavior, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and Law, Technology, and Humans, among others. She is also a long-time site organizer for the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science.