Fields of Study
Sociological Theory; Political Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Social Class; Comparative and Historical Research Methods
“Wealth, Race and Class Identification in Twenty-first-century American Society.” Forthcoming, The Sociological Quarterly.
Works in Progress
"The Causes of Budget Gridlock in California." Dissertation.
“Framing the Iraq War: A comparison of New York Times’ coverage before and after the Samarra shrine bombing.” Preparing to submit to Poetics.
Grants and Awards
Dorothy L. Meier Dissertation Fellowship, UCLA Department of Sociology, 2015-2016
Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2008-2009
Nomination for UCLA Distinguished TA Award, UCLA Department of Sociology, 2013, 2012
Department of Sociology Fellowship, UCLA, 2010- 2011, 2006-2007
Peter Kollock Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology, 2009- 2010
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, 2008
W. M. Keck Scholarship, Pitzer College, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004
“Wealth, Race and Class Identification in 21st-Century American Society”, American Sociological Association Conference, 2014
“The Causes of Budget Gridlock in California, 2007-2010", Social Science History Association Conference, 2012
“Transcendent Motivations of the Islamic Revolution”, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2006 (Co-authored with Corey O’Malley)
Rebecca Jean Emigh, Ph.D., Chair
William G. Roy, Ph.D.
Edward Walker, Ph.D.
Barbara Sinclair, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA, 2016
C.Phil. in Sociology, UCLA, 2010
M.A. in Sociology, UCLA, 2007
B.A. in Political Studies (honors) and Sociology, Pitzer College, 2006