I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at Case Western Reserve University. My research interests include medical sociology, social inequality, issues of race/class/gender, sociology of sport, qualitative methodology, aging, and the life course.
Using life story narratives of middle-class black women who run for exercise and leisure, my dissertation aims to understand the ways that these women challenge dominant narratives about black women’s health and bodies, and how they adopt the runner identity despite this health lifestyle activity being predominantly white.
I am also working on a narrative study on the lived experiences of coping with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
When I’m not doing sociology, I enjoy working out, running, writing, cooking, hiking, traveling, and watching basketball (especially the Cleveland Cavaliers and Michigan State Spartans).