I am currently a postdoctoral fellow (NIH/NIA 'T32' training grant) at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My work is somewhat diverse in subject matter, but generally involves the dynamic relationships between people and their physical environments, and the inequalities that emerge as resources and hazards are unevenly sorted through space and place.
My dissertation research involves the geographic differences in how urban areas are constructed 'up' or 'out,' and how these underlying characteristics of the built environment affect the life chances of their inhabitants. I completed this under the supervision of Dalton Conley (Princeton). Some of my published work, both sole- and co-authored, can be found in Social Forces, Demography, Urban Affairs Review, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Environment and Behavior, Housing Policy Debate, and Scientific Reports, among others.