My primary research interests include family, gender, and inequality. In particular, I investigate how gender dynamics in families give rise to inequalities, with a focus on relationship progression and stability. My work speaks to broader puzzles of the stalled gender revolution, the retreat from marriage among low-income families, and the role of cohabitation in the U.S. family system today. I take a couple-level approach in many of my projects in order to gain more comprehensive insights into the social dynamics of families and relationships. I have received funding through grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cornell Population Center, Cornell American Studies Program, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, and Cornell Center for the Integration of Teaching, Research, and Learning.