I am currently a Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center and will be starting as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago in the fall of 2022.
I am interested in how social contexts (such as levels of diversity or inequality in a population) can shape intergroup dynamics in networks, how social networks and population structure can shape our behaviors and decisions, and how networks can generate inequality. Broadly speaking, I analyze intergroup dynamics, inequality, and influence in networks within three substantive areas: immigrant integration, policing, and public health. In the process, I use data from a range of contexts such as adolescent friendships in classrooms, officer networks in police departments, as well as quasi-experimental settings using computational models. My research also leverages a wide range of quantitative methods, such as agent-based simulations, marginal structural models, and statistical network models.
Prior to my postdoctoral work at Cornell, I earned a PhD from Harvard in Sociology in 2020, a MA in Statistics from Harvard in 2017, and a BA in Economics from Princeton in 2013.