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. 

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My work has been featured on TV and in international news media.






Memberships of committees and professional bodies

International Communication Association (ICA) member

Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) member

European Sociological Association (ESA) member

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) postgraduate fellow

Morgan Centre for Research on Everyday Lives PhD member         

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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