I am a sociologist specializing in gender and sexuality and a current doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan. My work has focused on non-heterosexual identities, reproductive health, sexual violence, and the social construction of sexuality knowledge. I am broadly interested in the demography of sexuality and the politics of population measurement.
I completed my MA in Sociology in 2013, and graduate certificates in LGBTQ Studies in 2014 and Science, Technology, & Society (STS) in 2016. I am an affiliate of the Population Studies Center at Michigan’s Institute for Social Research where I have been part of the Relationship Dynamics & Social Life (RDSL) study since 2008. Beginning in September 2020, I will be an NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow at Michigan’s Population Studies Center.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. I have consulted on qualitative interviewing methods for public health scholars engaged in mixed-methods research, and have used my research in state-level legislative advocacy. I have completed pedagogical training and teaching certification, and have taught courses in sociology, women’s studies, and psychology focusing on research methodologies, gender, sexuality, and feminist perspectives on science. My work has been published in Gender & Society, Contexts, Demography, and the American Sociological Review.