Associate Professor of Sociology
Much of my research has been about exchange in human blood and organs, cultural goods, software, and ideas. My current work focuses on the moral order of market society, the effect of models and measurement on social classification, and the link between those two topics, especially in the consumer credit market. I’m also interested in techniques and methods for data visualization.
Healy, K. Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction. Princeton, NJ,: Princeton University Press, 2019. (Monograph)
Healy, K. Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Krawiec, K, and Healy, K. "Organ Entrepreneurs (Accepted)." In The Handbook on Law and Entrepreneurship. Cambridge University Press, 2017. (Chapter)
Healy, K. "Sociology." In A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy,edited by RE Goodin, P Pettit, and T Pogge, 90–122-90–122. Blackwell, New York, 2008.
Healy, K. "Sacred Markets and Secular Ritual in the Organ Transplant Industry." In The Sociology of the Economy,edited by F Dobbin, 336-359. Russell Sage Foundation, February 12, 2004.
Healy, K. "Sacred markets and secular ritual in the organ transplant industry." In The Sociology of the Economy, 308-332. January 1, 2004.
Healy, K. "Wage Growth and Labor Decline in the Industrialized Democracies, 1965-1993." In Unemployment in the New Europe,edited by N Bermeo. Cambridge University Press, August 27, 2001.
Healy, K. "The New Institutionalism and Irish Social Policy." In Social Policy in Ireland: Principles, Practice and Problems,edited by S Healy and B Reynolds, 59-83. Dublin, Ireland: Oak Tree Press.
Healy, K. "By the Numbers. Wendy Espeland and Michael Sauder, Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability (New York, Russell Sage, 2016)." European Journal of Sociology 58, no. 03 (December 2017): 512-519. Full Text Open Access Copy
Healy, K, and Krawiec, K. "Repugnance Management and Transactions in the Body." The American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 86-90.
Fourcade, M, and Healy, K. "Classification situations: Life-chances in the Neoliberal Era." Historical Social Research 42, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 23-51. Full Text
Krawiec, K, and Healy, K. "Repugnance Management and Transactions in the Body." American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 107 (2017): 1-5.