I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. My research focuses on the cultural and political facets of markets.


I often use case studies to investigate how government policies, financial technologies, and shared understandings  combine to affect how we buy and sell things like mortgages and life insurance. I am also interested in how markets shape what people  imagine as possible for themselves and others. I have a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (2010), and was a junior fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows before joining the faculty at UW.

On this webpage you can learn about my teaching and research, view my CV, or see how to contact me.