I study how identities affect and are affected by social interaction, particularly in contexts in which people interact with strangers or with people who are anonymous. In these kinds of contexts in which we do not know much about our interlocutors, what do we assume, what do they assume about us, and how do those assumptions affect the course of our interaction? My work is generally rooted in sociological social psychology and is often relevant to political sociology and the sociology of culture.
I like to make stuff! In my professional life, I build tools that facilitate the study of identity processes in social interaction. In my personal life, I spend my time cooking, baking, and crafting.
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PhD candidate in Sociology
MA in Sociology, 2021
BS in Engineering Physics and Mathematics, 2018
University of Wisconsin--Madison