I am an Assistant Professor (aka Lecturer ASER) of Sociology at the University of Essex.

I study time for a deeper understanding of social inequalities. I am particularly interested in how structural inequalities can be addressed through socially responsible time use policies. My research interests broadly encompass areas of stratification, well-being, social networks, migration, gender, economic sociology, and demography. 

My work has been funded by the UK Research & Innovation's Economic and Social Research Council, 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.

I have collaborated with the Colchester Borough Council, the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, Eurofound, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.

I received my PhD in Sociology and Demography from the University of California, Berkeley. I earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

When not pondering the minutia of time, I love traveling, photography, painting, studying internal martial arts, and playing my hang drum and didgeridoos.


Tell me who's your neighbour and I'll tell you how much time you've got: The spatiotemporal consequences of residential segregation


Population, Space and Place