I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. I recently earned a PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University, where I was also a Legal Studies Fellow.
As an economic and urban sociologist, my work explores questions of race, poverty and social policy within a complex and fast-changing economy. I am especially interested in probing the limits of market-driven and legalistic approaches to anti-poverty policy, particularly as people engage with them to challenge, defend, rationalize and subvert existing political arrangements and racial inequities. Most of my work focuses empirically on the field of low-income housing policy.