Hello! I'm a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. My dissertation uses archival sources and statistical methods to examine changes in the law and practice of marriage and divorce between the Civil War and the Great Depression. It seeks most basically to answer questions about the role of the state in personal relationships.

Some of my other research projects examine the political history of debt collection, the effects of industrial organization on financial fraud (with Neil Fligstein), and the role of consumer credit rating in socieconomic stratification (with Marion Fourcade, Kieran Healy, and Ethan Cohen-Cole).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my research!