PhD Candidate, Indiana University
In my research, I use a social psychological lens to examine inequalities related to gender, income, and sexuality and the mechanisms that reproduce and challenge these inequalities in family and organizational contexts.. My dissertation examines how women and men are evaluated when they break gendered marital name norms and whether norms are unevenly enforced based on couples’ economic resources. Click here and here to see press coverage of my research on perceptions of men who take their wives' last names.
To conduct my research, I have designed research material for lab and survey experiments, in-depth interviews, and nationally representative surveys.
I completed my MA in Sociology at the University of Arkansas. My thesis, which examined Anti-LGBT homicide events and offenders, is published in Men and Masculinities and Criminal Justice and Behavior.