I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oberlin College. I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. In addition, I have a 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 is published in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Critical Sociology, Journal of Autoethnography, Teaching Sociology, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Spectrum, Sociological Focus, and Humanity & Society, among others. 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 narrative methods.
I am an alum of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, and a former member of the Oberlin College women’s basketball team. Most recently, I was a Career Enhancement Fellow through the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, funded by the Mellon Foundation.