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 — I show how time scarcity is experienced, negotiated and internalized through everyday interaction.

I ask:

  • What happens when we run out of time? 

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


My work contributes to sociological theory by uncovering some of the mechanisms linking 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. Methodologically, by situating time scarcity in the lived experience of individuals at multiple points over the life course, my research informs the existing literature on measuring time scarcity.

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, intergenerational exchanges of money and time in developing Europe, 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.


Python (NumPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas)

R (TraMineR, ggplot2, hclust, glm)







Digital Demography

Population Projections

Survival Analysis

Network Analysis

Focus Groups


Survey & In-depth Interview Design

Participant Observation

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