Research

My dissertation examines the social experience of time during crucial transitions over the adult life course.

I ask:

  • When, how and why does time scarcity emerge, and how is it shaped by sociodemographic factors? This introduces the important idea of temporal inequality.

  • What are the consequences of time scarcity for well-being?

By conceptualizing time as a fluid, network-based, relational process — grounded in the lived experiences of individuals as they navigate different geographic, economic, institutional and familial contexts — my work looks at how time scarcity is experienced, negotiated and internalized through everyday interaction.

 

My work contributes to sociological theory by uncovering the mechanisms that link sociotemporal disparities to inequalities in well-being. Through a careful utilization of a mixed-methods approach, my research connects the individual-level subjective experience and social patterning of time with sociodemographic, institutional and neighborhood-level factors, informing the literature on stratification and social inequality.

 

I have also conducted research on: time as a resource in public schools in the United States, gender inequality and the pace of life around the world, conceptualizing socioeconomic rights in South Africa and exploring the trajectories of 'aged-out' foster youth in the United States. 

 

I am currently a doctoral student at UC Berkeley, in the process of completing a double PhD in Sociology and Demography.

Skills

R (TraMineR, ggplot2, hclust, glm)

Python (NumPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas)

STATA

SPSS

NVivo

MAXQDA

Methods

Regression

Digital Demography

Population Projections

Survival Analysis

Network Analysis

Focus Groups

Ethnography

Survey & In-depth Interview Design

Participant Observation

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