I’m an assistant professor of Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. I'm also core faculty at the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks, a faculty affiliate at the Network Science Institute, and faculty scholar at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. I received my PhD in Sociology and Demography with a minor in Social Data Analytics from Pennsylvania State University.
My research applies a social networks perspective to disentangle how our connections both reproduce and challenge systems of social inequality. I'm interested in developing computational methodologies that can better address these issues and applying these methods to study to study adolescents’ experiences with substance use, delinquency, risky health behaviors, and bullying. My recent work appears or is forthcoming in American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Criminology, Social Networks, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.