An urban and environmental sociologist, my areas of research broadly focus on social change and inequality in the city. I delve into questions about race, environmental change, and politics. I spent 18 months of field research in post-Katrina New Orleans comparing the political strategies and tactics of three rebuilding struggles in the city. I am concerned with broadening participation towards more inclusive communities.
I currently hold a C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies and Sociology at Connecticut College. I received my PhD in Sociology in 2014 from the University of California Berkeley.