A sociologist specializing in gender, law, higher education/organizations, and mixed methods, I am interested in researching and teaching about intersections of inequality. My book manuscript, Forsaken Justice: How Title IX Fear Fails Women, Universities, and Societiy, examines how college campuses adjudicate sexual assault complaints, with particular emphasis on the competing legal jurisdictions at play.
Related research interests include sexuality, social movements, indigenous and decolonial studies, feminist jurisprudence, critical race studies, and crime/incarceration. At University of Chicago, I also served as a Chicago Center for Teaching Fellow and held a Residential Fellowship at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. where I was an Affiliate Scholar now.
Before pursuing my doctorate, I researched interculturalism and gender as a Fulbright Scholar in the Andes, where I also taught courses at a men’s prison and in rural indigenous/afro communities. After conducting street outreach and educational programs in juvenile detention centers for a non-profit in the U.S., I studied Peace & Conflict as a Mitchell Scholar in Northern Ireland, where I helped develop an online course linking gender and peace/conflict.
I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago; an M.A. in Peace & Conflict Studies from The University of Ulster (Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland); an M.A. in Latin American Studies/Cultural Politics from La Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Quito, Ecuador); and a B.A. in English from Grinnell College.
I'm currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grinnell College, teaching in sociology.
Additionally, as a professional academic editor, I have revised, proofread, and copyedited scholars' work from a variety of disciplines, ranging from sociology and political science to history, economics, and gender studies. Feel free to message me for quotes on dissertation, book, and article manuscript copyediting.