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 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 has been published in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Teaching Sociology, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociological Spectrum, and Sociological Focus, 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 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, and am a member of the editorial board for Humanity and Society.