About

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation. My areas of research include immigration, inequality, social demography, health, law, and criminal justice.

I study how institutions and places structure patterns of inequality in American society. My current research focuses on inequalities in the U.S. interior immigration enforcement system. This work combines quantitative analysis of administrative data on U.S. immigration enforcement actions with qualitative fieldwork to investigate how and why rates of immigration enforcement vary over time, between demographic groups, and across the elaborate jurisdictional landscape of the United States. Articles from this project have been published in American Behavioral Scientist and Demography.

Prior to graduate school I conducted research with the Women’s Interagency HIV Study in Chicago and led a regional assessment of access to healthcare in northeast Montana as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. I received my BA in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University.