I just started as an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern. For 2016-2017 I wiam on leave as a postdoctoral fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science.

Previously I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I am 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 interpretive social sciences and the humanities more reliable, reproducible, and scalable.

I received my PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have a 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 also play the violin and am always looking for ways to keep that part of my life.