Welcome! I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, Department of Sociology, with an interest in
Gender, Health, Security, Theory, Culture, Globalization and Qualitative Methods.
My dissertation explores the local and global dynamics of gender, agency and power through a focus on state security. More specifically, it asks how people handle cultural contradiction in the context of competing global imperatives, how they forge connection, enter alliances and enact agency at the margins of social power.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women and a Fulbright Scholarship.