As a researcher, my work lies at the intersection of family, gender, and inequality. In particular, I investigate how gendered dynamics within families give rise to inequalities in intimate relationships and at work. I have presented my research at national and regional conferences and have several papers in progress and under review.
As an instructor, I enjoy introducing my students to the sociological imagination and helping them develop toolkits to critically examine the world around them. I encourage student ownership over learning by equipping students with the skills they need to make social discoveries of their own. In recognition of my commitment to teaching, I have been awarded a fellowship allowing me to spend a year designing and teaching my own undergraduate course at Cornell. I have also received multiple fellowships to organize and implement programs on pedagogy that serve the Cornell graduate teaching community.
I contribute to my department, university, and discipline by taking on leadership positions in my Graduate Student Association, serving as a discussant and presider at conferences, and maintaining active membership in professional academic organizations. As an advocate and public sociologist, I volunteer with community organizations in order to engage with audiences beyond the academy.
If you are a student enrolled in one of my courses, please visit my teaching website.