I am currently a 4th year PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill in Sociology. My research and teaching interests include Social Movements, Life Course Sociology, Sociology of Higher Education, Social Psychology, Mixed-Methods Research, and Community-Based Research. I also earned a Master’s degree from UW-Madison’s Human Development and Family Studies program, have worked as a community/union organizer, and coordinated a violence prevention program based at a rape crisis center.
In the past, I have completed research on sexual violence prevention programming in higher education, focusing specifically on fraternity/sorority systems. My current research is (at its most general level) about the impact of life course processes on community participation and political involvement. Individual topics that I am particularly interested in are:
- Life course transitions (e.g., graduation, having children)
- The effect of a college education on non-economic/social outcomes
- Activist persistence
- Employment within the social movement sector
- Community and union organizing
- Social movement organizational strategies