I am a researcher, instructor, and PhD candidate in the Sociology department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research draws on versatile methodological and theoretical toolkits to address questions about work, organizations, environments, and inequalities. In my previous research, I’ve explored inequalities among immigrant families, women’s experiences in STEM departments, organizational predictors of college hookups, and the interplay of economic restructuring and gender. I enjoy using unique empirical cases to challenge common ways of seeing social or ecosystemic issues.
I am currently working on two research projects–(1) an ethnographic study of men’s service work in the fishing tourism industry and (2) an NSF-funded, mixed-methods study of the craft beer industry with Dr. Paul-Brian McInerney.
In addition to research, I have a passion for teaching sociology and mentoring students. UIC Sociology formally recognized my teaching excellence by awarding me the 2017 Graduate Student Teaching Award.
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