I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020 and I earned a BA in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. My research examines the reproduction of inequality within the workplace and family, with a focus on gender and social class. Currently, I am examining the causes and consequences of workplace inequality across various sectors of the economy – from the low-wage service sector to the high-wage tech industry.
My current project draws on in-depth interviews with tech workers to understand how gender inequality is reproduced in the San Francisco Bay Area tech industry. The project moves beyond the supply-side explanation of the educational pipeline to understand how gender inequalities are reproduced within the tech workplace. I investigate multiple facets of the tech industry that may contribute to gender inequality, from the language used to discuss workplace diversity, to the gendered role sorting within tech companies, to the various ways that women contort themselves to embody the image of an ideal tech worker.
In other research projects, I have studied social class differences in how adolescents learn about finances within the home. I have also examined how mothers and fathers working in the service industry deploy their status as parents at work, how scheduling practices affect the child care arrangements of parents working low-wage service jobs, and the experiences of middle-income families during the Great Recession.
My research has been published in Gender & Society, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Social Service Review, Journal of Family Studies, and is forthcoming in Social Problems.