I am a Ph.D Candidate in the Sociology Department at Vanderbilt. My research interests include social stratification, sociology of labor markets, work and occupations, labor movements, environmental sociology, and research methods. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how a range of social relations—including racial relations, employment relations, state regulatory capacity and social movements—combine in the economy, polity, and in urban spaces to influence processes of social stratification. More specifically, my research agenda focuses on 3 major areas:
 the institutional drivers and consequences of precarious work in the new economy
 the interaction between multiple media platforms and the shaping of U.S labor movement
 the role of social movements and political institutions in shaping various aspects of green energy policies.