I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University (TCU). I am also a faculty affiliate for Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies and Women & Gender Studies. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. I have an M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College with a minor in African-American Studies.
My research has been published in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Sociological Focus, Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, Teaching Sociology, and is forthcoming in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. Broadly speaking, my research and teaching interests include topics related to medical sociology, aging & the life course, the intersections of race, class, & gender, sociology of sport & leisure, and qualitative methodology.
I am serving as the Chair of the Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) from 2019-2021.