I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University and an incoming Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, Newark. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington. I study how institutions produce and reinforce inequality, with a focus on children and families. My current research uses administrative data to examine how elements of the welfare state and organizations tasked with formal social control interact to regulate family life. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Sociological Review, The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences,  Annual Review of Criminology, and other outlets.

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