My research agenda focuses on social inequality/stratification, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. Across these different substantive fields, my work is motivated by a theoretical interest in the role of the social, spatial, and temporal context for various outcomes. It examines how peer groups, schools, neighborhoods, and the sequencing of events produce macro patterns of social inequality and influence the relations between social groups. It builds on rigorous causal inference based on natural or quasi-experimental research designs with a keen interest in "big data" as a promising source for future social science research.
Assistant Professor of Sociology