I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University, where I study polarization and the production of politicized knowledge. In my work I use diverse quantitative methods to explore the co-constitution of identity, meaning, and political conflict.

My dissertation pursues this objective by looking at how polarization in the US differs among partisans, not only as a matter of degree, but as a matter of kind. Now I am broadening this agenda by looking at the production and dissemination of feminist knowledge in academic organizations.

Finally, I examie the connection political identity and conflict in work on the evolving politicization of discourse around COVID-19, as well as research on immigrant collective action.

I am also a singer and conductor, and have directed Perfect Fifth, a small student choral ensemble, since Fall 2014.

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