University of Michigan
Department of Sociology
500 S. State Street, Ste. 4207
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. I am broadly interested in how tensions within male and masculine hierarchies get articulated through law, crime, and punishment. To that end, in my dissertation I examined the extent to which the racial domination of minority men motivated the criminalization of wife-beating in the U.S. Historical in scope, this project was centered on the late 19th-century South. In a previous project, I investigated the conspicuous inattention to male batterers in contemporary domestic violence debates, and the effects of their peripheral location in state domestic violence policy. My earlier research on how sexual stigmas affect performances of masculinity has informed both projects.
If you have any questions or comments about my research, working papers, or presentations, I'd love to hear from you! Email is the best way to reach me.