I am a cultural sociologist with interests in education and
criminology. I study interactions involving children which produce
inequalities. Currently, I'm writing about how high school students
make post-secondary decisions (such as where and whether to
go to college). This research is based on more than six years of
qualitative research in New Jersey high schools. In another project, I
examine the social construction of "the bully" in national media.
I am a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Grinnell College. I received my Ph.D. in
2012 from the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University, with a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies.
I teach sociology of education, culture, self
& society, school-to-prison pipeline (visit our blog!), sociological theory, methods, and introduction to
(photo by Justin Hayworth, Grinnell College photographer)