I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington in the Department of Sociology and a Comparative Law and Societies Studies Graduate Fellow. In the fall of 2019, I will be joining the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University as a law & society postdoctoral fellow. My research sits at the intersection of Law & Society, Social Welfare, and Stratification.
My dissertation work uses comparative historical methods to examine how pregnancy shapes surveillance and control in social welfare programs. My dissertation is supported by the University of Washington Presidential Dissertation Fellowship, National Poverty Center Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, and grants from the Ford Presidential Library and Hayner Memorial Scholarship. In a second line of collaborative research, I examine the long-term criminal justice consequences of police contact with young people, which has been published in Race & Social Problems and Race & Justice.
I have over five years of teaching experience as a Graduate Instructor at the University of Washington and a Visiting Professor at The Evergreen State College. I have taught a range of courses including: Writing for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Qualitative Methods, Criminology, Deviance, Crime, and Punishment in the Past and Present, and Education Practicum.