Urban Sociology

Sandip Bhatt

Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.

Ángel Rodriguez

Ángel Rodriguez

Research Interests: Through a modern historical study of medical science, particularly the relationship and forms of authority, objectivity, conquest, and social justice as they are represented through attitudes and beliefs of traveling doctors, Ángel seeks to deconstruct ways knowledge is created about larger underdeveloped regions and areas of the global south.