Areas of Interest
Intersection of race, technology, and methodology, race and ethnic relations, racial and ethnic identity, genetic ancestry testing, society and technology, environmental sociology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), multi-method research, sociology of sport.
2016 PhD Sociology, Washington State University 2016 (expected)
2008 M.A. Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
2003 B.A. with Distinction in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
2003 B.A. with Distinction in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
2003 Minor Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
My dissertation explores the impact of DNA ancestry testing on participants' racial/ethnic identity formation process and general views on race and ethnicity. This multi-method project analyzed data on over 300 DNA testing participants through surveys, experience journals and interviews using both Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and traditional quantitative methods.
Conference Paper Presentations
"Measurement errors that reduce accuracy of Racial and Ethnic Identification in the U.S. Decennial Census” Presenter. Co-authored with Dr. Don A. Dillman. August 23, 2015. Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Roundtable Session: U.S. Census and Racial Categorization. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
“Hopes and Expectation: The Impact of DNA Ancestry Testing on Identity” Presenter. August 21, 2015.
New Directions after a Quarter-Century of the Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology. Science, Knowledge and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. Northwestern University, Downtown Campus, Chicago, IL
“The Effect of New York Times Event Coding Techniques on the Analysis of Protest Data” Presenter. Co- authored with Drs. Erik Johnson and Jon Agnone. August 16, 2014. Social Movements Regular Session: Theoretical and Methodological Innovations. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.
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