I am a cultural sociologist with research interests in the sociology of class, work, interaction, social theory, history, and qualitative methodology. I study people’s experiences of class and inequality, and I focus especially on how people make sense of their own social positions relative to other people and social groups.

I am a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received my M.S. in 2016. I received my B.A. in Sociology and German Studies at Macalester College in 2011. I grew up in Kansas, where I cultivated a conflicted love for barbecue, John Brown, and American Regionalism.