Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
I gained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2015 and am currently an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Notre Dame. My research combines family sociology and gender and sexualities studies with institutional sociology. I am driven by empirical and theoretical questions about how social institutions impact our most private, intimate and familial relationships, and study how the institution of marriage shapes and constrains relationship aspirations, choices and experiences. My current book project focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) individuals who gained access to legal marriage and examines the institutional machinery through which marriage impacts their couple, family, and social relationships.