I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Law & Society at the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University. In 2019 I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington and was a Comparative Law and Societies Studies Graduate Fellow. My research sits at the intersection of Law & Society, Social Welfare, and Stratification.
I have two main research projects. The first uses comparative historical methods to examine how pregnancy shapes surveillance and control in social welfare programs. The research has been 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.