Bio

I'm an assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University. I am also core faculty at the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks, I'm a faculty affiliate at the Network Science Institute, I'm on the executive committee of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and I'm on the editorial board of Sociological Methodology and Signs.


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.