I am a sociologist and a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. In summer of 2018 I will join Brown University’s Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) as a Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environment and Society. The following fall I will begin as an assistant professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, with a courtesy appointment in sociology and an affiliation with the campus-wide Sustainable and Resilient Economy program.
My research explores the political dynamics of market economies; institutional and organizational change; economic and environmental regulation; bureaucracy; environmental politics; and the politics and production of scientific knowledge. I have published in leading journals on newly developing command-and-commodify modes of environmental regulation, the political mobilization of firms and industries, and the social-contextual correlates of vaccine exemption. I am also a former visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany; a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellow; a teacher; and an avid traveler, cyclist, cook, and outdoors-person.