I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Stanford University studying the social determinants of health. In Fall 2018, I will begin as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Stanford School of Medicine.
In my dissertation, The Taste of Inequality: Food and the Reproduction of Social Class, I show how diet works as an engine of social inequality in the United States. My research explores how families across the socioeconomic spectrum think about, purchase, and consume food. It exposes the implications of those diet disparities for parents' and children's health. My research has been published in journals such as Sociological Science, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.
I am currently a Ph.D. Fellow at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Center for Poverty and Inequality. I hold a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Bremen.