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Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. My research interests include sociology of education, social inequality, gender & sexuality, childhood, and qualitative methods.

Using data from ethnographic observations in three preschools (nine classrooms total) and interviews with preschool educators observed, my dissertation examines how inequalities are produced and reproduced through disciplinary practices and interactions in preschool classrooms. You can learn more about my dissertation research here.

I have published on how heteronormativity is constructed in preschool classrooms (Sociology of Education 2017), and on qualitative methods with young children (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth 2017). My work has received several awards.

I received my Master’s in Sociology, and my Bachelor’s in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa.