Miss Rachel Katz

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I research Tinder, Grindr and other dating applications. My current focus in my PhD is on how tourists' use of Grindr (often called "Grindr Tourism") shifts spatial practices, virtually and physically, among tourists and locals in Tel Aviv, Israel. 


My work has been featured on TV and in the news.



Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology - digital studies, digital communication, visual communication, gender and sexuality studies, online dating


  • dating apps, technology, visual communication, Grindr, Tinder, online dating, LGBT+ studies, gender and sexuality studies, digital studies

Education / academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Barnard College of Columbia University
  • Master of Philosophy, MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies. Dissertation Title: Romance and Authenticity on American Dating Apps, University of Cambridge

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