PhD in Sociology University of Pennsylvania: 2016
MA in Sociology University of Pennsylvania 2011
BA in Philosophy Villanova University 2009
Undergraduate Courses Taught
Criminology Internship I & II
Principles of Sociology
Sociology of Punishment
Sociology of Urban Life
Publications & Editorships
2021 "Urban Neoliberal Debt Peonage: Prisoner Reentry, Work, and the New Jim Crow." Social Currents. Online First Feb 5.
2020. “Security Culture: Surveillance and Responsibilization in a Prisoner Reentry Organization.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 49(3).
2017. Book Review. “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.” Contemporary Sociology 46(5).
2014. “Quality Controlled: An Ethnographic Account of Tea Party Messaging and Action.” Sociological Forum 29(2)
Roundtable at American Sociological Association 2021: Struggling to Make Good: The Dilemmas of Fatherhood for Low-Income Formerly Incarcerated African American Men
Roundtable at American Sociological Association 2018: “Downward Occupational Mobility: Collateral consequences of a criminal Record in Working Class Service Sector Employment”
Panel at Society for the Study of Social Problems 2018: “Prisoner Reentry as a Pathway to Deskilled Service Work Among Men with Working Class Human Capital”
Panel at Incarcerating Women and Girls 2018: “Interviews with Formerly Incarcerated Women”
Panel at Eastern Sociological Society 2018: “Redemption, Responsibilization, and Surveillance: Prisoner Reentry in a State-Run Street Level Bureaucracy”
Roundtable at American Society of Criminology 2015: “Prisoner Reentry: The Myth of Public Safety, Employment, and Legitimating Urban Governance”
Roundtable at American Sociological Association 2015: “New American Populism: Tea Party and Occupy in Ethnographic and Rhetorical Comparison," with Shantee Rosado.
Roundtable at American Sociological Association 2015: “Cohesion of Security, Surveillance, and Service Provision in a Prisoner Reentry Organization.”
Presentation at Penn Urban Ethnography Workshop 2015: “Afterward: Service Provision Post-Release and the Mark of a Criminal Record.”
Panel at American Anthropological Association 2014: Prisoner Reentry: An Ethnographic Account of Service Provision and Social Insecurity.”
Panel at Mid-Atlantic Law and Society 2014: “Teaching the Sociology of Punishment at Elite Universities.”
Panel at Eastern Sociological Society 2014: “New American Populism: The Tea Party Movement and Occupy in Comparison,” with Shantee Rosado.
Roundtable at American Sociological Association 2012: “The Tea Party Movement: Struggles in Frame Vulnerability and Micromobilization.”
Panel at Eastern Sociological Society 2011: “The Tea Party Movement: Frames and Micromobilization.”
Poster Session at Eastern Sociological Society 2008: “The Effect of Progressive Politics on Unionization Rates.”
Grants and Awards
Faculty Development Grant: Curriculum Development for Sociology of Punishment
Graduate Student Fellowship: 2009-2014.
Critical Writing Graduate Teaching Fellowship: 2014-2015.
Faculty Development Committee Fall 2017-Spring 2019
Faculty Senate Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020; Secretary for Faculty Senate: Fall 2020, Fall 2021
SCOGE Committee 2019-present
Commencement Committee Spring 2020-present
Student Case manager COVID-19 Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Session on Racial Microaggressions: Student Orientation Fall 2017
Referee for Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 2021
Referee for Sociological Forum 2014-2018
Referee for Social Movement Studies 2017-2018
Referee for Social Problems 2019
Reviewer for Contemporary Sociology 2016-2017