I have held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and was also a research affiliate at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems.
I use computational tools, principally automated text analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations.
I am an open source and open science enthusiast. I seek to use open-source tools and computational methods to make the social sciences and humanities more transparent, reproducible, and scalable.
I received my PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have an MA from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
When I'm not being an academic I love to travel, hike, and run. I have been playing the violin since age 4 and am always looking for ways to keep that part of my life.
I was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming, and there is still a lot of Wyoming in me: high altitude, cold-weather running is my preferred exercise, I snowboard whenever I can, and I'm happiest when I am high up with vast landscape views. In Wyoming, it's on mountains. In cities, I'll settle for tall buildings.