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Carole Lee: December 2013

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:43 AM by Peggy DesAutels   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 12:34 PM ]

Carole Lee
University of Washington

Carole Lee is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research draws (often intertwined) methodological and epistemological lessons from empirical studies on judgment bias, including heuristic- and stereotype-based bias and (most recently) peer review bias. For her intellectual pallete, she looks to philosophy as well as psychology, sociology, information science, and medicine to think about how contexts for knowledge-production and communication should be restructured to improve individual- and group-level judgment.

Lee has published in journals like Episteme, Philosophy of Science, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. As a sole PI, she won a Career Enhancement Fellowship (funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation), a Royalty Research Fund Grant (UW), and a Simpson Center Society of Scholars Research Fellowship (UW, declined). As a co-PI, she and an international team of social scientists won a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Grant, which will provide €64,000,000 to study peer review over the next four years. She also served as a faculty sponsor for the Implicit Bias & Philosophy International Research Network (funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the University of Sheffield).

Before beginning her position at the University of Washington, Lee was an Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College – a position she began on the heels of defending her dissertation at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor under the direction of Elizabeth Anderson and James Joyce. She serves as a mentor for Map for the Gap, an organization that examines and addresses minority participation in academic philosophy.