As a scholar, my work lies at the intersection of family, gender, and inequality. In particular, I investigate how gender dynamics in the family give rise to inequalities, with a focus on relationship progression and stability. In particular, I investigate how gender 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. You can learn more about my scholarly work here.
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 personal investment and ownership over learning by equipping students with the skills they need to make social discoveries of their own. You can learn more about my teaching here.
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. I have also organized conferences and workshops on topics such as active learning and inclusive teaching. As an advocate and public sociologist, I volunteer with community organizations in order to engage with audiences beyond the academy. You can learn more about my service work here.
I strive for excellence in every aspect of my work through pursuing opportunities in advanced education and training. In recognition of my commitment to teaching, I was awarded a fellowship allowing me to spend a year designing and teaching my own undergraduate course at Cornell. I have also been selected for multiple national and local awards designed to support my professional development in teaching. Prior to my graduate studies, I was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship during which I spent a year in Montenegro teaching English at the college-level. You can learn more about my professional development and accomplishments here.
If you are a student enrolled in one of my courses, please visit my teaching website.