My research is at the intersection of sociological inquiry into contemporary families, genders, sexualities, and bodies considered marginal, as well as social actors’ management of stigma and discrimination.

I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, where I received interdisciplinary multi-method training in the social sciences and humanities. My research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina.