FullSizeRenderI am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and the University of Michigan, and a Population Studies Trainee in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research.

Dissertation Title: Property Relations in the Context of Urban Decline: Illegal Appropriation, Counter-normative Justification, and Informal Regulation

Dissertation Committee: Sandra Levitsky (Chair), Howard Kimeldorf, Martin Murray, and David Harding (UC Berkeley)

My Research and Teaching Interests Include:

  • Urban Sociology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Law and Society
  • Criminology
  • Homelessness and Housing Instability
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Resistance and Social Change

I am from Portland, Oregon and studied sociology, political science, and architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon.