Formerly a post-doctoral research associate at Pitt from 2013-15, I am now in my second year as a Visiting Lecturer in the department. During 2015-16, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College, where I taught several courses on race & ethnicity. I completed my PhD at UCLA, writing a dissertation titled “American Ethnocracy: Origins and Development of Legal Racial Exclusion in Comparative Perspective, 1600s to 1900s.” Earlier, I taught grades 6-8 in Washington, D.C. for five years, initially through Teach For America, and before that I completed a Master’s in Industrial Relations at Cornell University, writing a thesis that used social movement theory and comparative-historical analysis to explain the divergent fates of independent union movements in Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, and South Africa between the 1960s and 1990s.
Fields of Interest
- Comparative Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
- Political Sociology
- Urban Sociology
- Historical Sociology
- Social Inequality
- PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013