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 received my PhD in Sociology in 2014 from the University of California Berkeley. I recently completed C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies and Sociology at Connecticut College. I currently work as Director of Inclusive Design and Instructional Faculty with the team of dedicated folks at College Unbound who make a college degree accessible to underrepresented adult students and I hold a visiting scholar position at Brown University in the department of Urban Studies.