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Research

 

I am a sociologist of everyday life. I am interested in the reproduction of inequality across the life course. Specifically, I examine when, how and why time scarcity emerges — along with the ways in which it is shaped by social network, neighborhood and sociodemographic characteristics — in order to delineate the mechanisms linking sociotemporal disparities and inequalities in well-being.

I specialize in incorporating a mixed methods approach. I combine multiple qualitative methods (ethnography, in-depth and life story interviews) with demographic methods (surveys and statistical estimation techniques). Situating time in the lived experience of my participants allows me to construct respondent-driven time scarcity measures, compare crude rates and build hazard models. 

 

My research interests broadly encompass areas of stratification, well-being, social networks, migration, gender and demography. 

My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, UC Berkeley's Canadian Studies Program, UC Berkeley's Social Sciences Data Laboratory and by the Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. Sociology & Demography. (in progress)

Dissertation: Well-being & the social meaning of time.

Dissertation Committee:

Chair: Irene Bloemraad

Co-Chair: Daniel Schneider

Neil Fligstein

Osagie Kingsley Obasogie

 

 

M.A. Sociology. March 2018

M.A. Mathematical Demography. May 2015

Publications

 

The Structure and Determinants of Intergenerational Support Exchange Flows in an Eastern European Setting

2020

Research on Aging

 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0164027520920026