My areas of interest are social movements, political sociology, social problems, gender and family. My research is primarily in the area of social movements, including studies of abortion politics and women’s movements. I am currently working on a study of grassroots environmentalism, focusing on several local environmental organizations that are fighting practices such as shale gas drilling and promoting sustainable communities. I teach graduate courses in social movements and qualitative methods.
Fields of Interest
- Social Movements/Collective Action
- Political Sociology
- Social Problems
- Sociology of Gender and Family
- PhD, Northwestern University