Kate Wraith, Associate Researcher

Kate Wraith graduated from the University of Bath (UK) with a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and earned a Masters of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Lancaster University (UK). Her Master’s thesis investigated the legal standing of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Prior to joining ProCon.org, Kate worked as a Research Associate with the Omega Research Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit, researching the human rights impact of security and policing equipment. She has provided research support, briefings and reports to a number of organizations including the UN Committee Against Torture, the US Bureau of Industry and Security, Amnesty International, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; contributed to the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights’ Weapons Law Encyclopedia; and provided training workshops for civil society organizations, journalists, and UN special mechanisms worldwide.

Kate has also worked as a Research Consultant with the University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute where she provided research support and editing services for the online Post Graduate Certificate in Ethics, Human Rights, and Health.

Following a stint as a volunteer researcher, Kate joined the staff of ProCon.org in April 2015 as a part-time Associate Researcher.


Kate  is the lead researcher in charge of the following websites: Abortion; ACLU; Corporate Taxes; Gold Standard; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Milk; Minimum Wage; Prostitution; Social Security; and Teacher Tenure.


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*Usually one person leads the research process on an issue website, and it is common for several researchers to contribute by adding biographies, questions, pro and con responses, resources, etc. The researcher in charge of the website is acknowledged as being in charge of the website, and any researcher who contributed over 250 hours or 33% of an issue website (whichever is less) is acknowledged as a contributing researcher.