3120 Lincoln Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
Prior to joining UIUC, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Sciences Po in Paris. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the Ohio State University in 2018 and received a BA from the University of Kansas.
Economic Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Theory; Political Economy; Global and Transnational Sociology; Political Sociology
My research combines classic themes from political economy and the sociology of inequality to understand contemporary socio-economic problems. This includes the "financialization," economic restructuring and globalization; the relationship between climate change and economic growth; native, gender, and class pay gap dynamics in the workplace; the class politics of the 2007-8 financial crisis; and how new business strategies unequally distribute profits and power in society.
Soc 200: Introduction to Social Theory
Soc 500: Classical Social Theory
Soc 501: Contemporary Social Theory
Soc 596: Political Economy
2022. “Class Power in Hard Times: Excavating Nicos Poulantza’s Theory of the Capitalist State through the History of the 2007-8 Crisis” Critical Historical Studies. 9(2): 195-220.
2022. “Financialization Goes South: Foreign Capital Flows and Financial Accumulation in Emerging Markets.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. Available Online.
2021. “Did the ‘Real’ Economy Turn Financial? Mapping the Contours Financialization in the non-Financial Corporate Sector” New Political Economy. 26 (5), 817-831
2019. “Profiting in a Warming World: Investigating the Links between Capitalist Profitability and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in OECD States.” Sociological Forum. 34(4). 974-998.
(with Michael Nau). 2019. “Citadels Privilege: The Rise of LLCs, LPs and the Perpetuation of Elite Power in America.” Economy and Society. 48(3): 399-425.
(with Michael Nau). 2019. “Income Precarity and the Financial Crisis.” Socio-Economic Review. (17)3: 523-544.
(with Tim Bartley and Carl Gershenson). 2019. “Power at a Distance: Organizational Power Across Boundaries.” Sociology Compass. 13(10): Available Online.
2015. “Why Do Firms Financialize? Meso-Level Evidence from the U.S. Apparel and Footwear Industry, 1991-2005.” Socio-Economic Review. 13(3): 549-573.