I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Broadly, I draw from and contribute to discussions in political sociology, economic sociology, and urban sociology. My research lies at the intersection of place-making, homeownership, rights to urban space, and urban inequality. I investigate how neighborhoods are produced, how communities understand and enact rights to urban space, and how these processes function to generate, maintain, or moderate neighborhood inequality. I use a mix of ethnographic/interview methods, historical-comparative methods, and quantitative spatial analysis in my research.
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, the Fulbright Student Program, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.