I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. I received my PhD from The Ohio State University in 2018.
My research interests include work, economic sociology, and development. I teach courses in urban sociology, poverty, globalization, organizations, research methods, theory, environmental sociology, and mental health.
My work has been published in Socio-Economic Review, Research in the Sociology of Work, Contexts, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Sociology Compass, Symbolic Interaction, and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women, Washburn University, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, the Food Innovation Center, and the Sociology Department at Ohio State.