I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. I earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University in 2012 and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research. My areas of specialty include gender, family, work and occupations, social psychology, and research methods.
The overarching goal of my research is to identify the ways in which contemporary, dual earner families organize interaction based on a traditional, breadwinner-homemaker model and the consequences of this mismatch for individuals, relationships, and the reproduction of inequality. This goal has generated several strains of research which you can read about on my research page.
My work has been published in leading academic journals like American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and the Journal of Marriage and Family and has received national and international press coverage. In addition, I regularly comment on news events that relate to my work and have written a number of pieces that translate academic research for wider audiences.