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. In my dissertation, I examine the transition from cohabitation to marriage, and how this process is shaped by demographic factors such as gender, sexuality, social class, and parental status. Using a mixed methods approach, I draw on original data from qualitative interviews with a diverse sample of couples alongside the National Survey of Family Growth to study the mechanisms underlying this key relationship phase. 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. In my additional lines of research, I have papers under review on a) the contribution of couples’ wealth and debt to relationship stability and b) changes in couples’ work and earnings after the transition to parenthood. I take a couple-level approach in much of my work in order to gain more comprehensive insights into the social dynamics of families and relationships. My research has been funded by grants from the Cornell Population Center, Cornell American Studies Program, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, and Cornell Center for the Integration of Teaching, Research, and Learning.