I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California San Diego.
I am a sociologist specializing in medical sociology and public health research. My work engages with a number of disciplines, focusing on the history and politics of science, technology, medicine, and wellbeing. Specifically, my current research projects explores the roles of race, gender, class, and disability in the making of psychological and medical theories of the mind from the 19th century to today. I follow these theories into their applications in past and contemporary public health policy and digital technology design.
In my current work, I use a mixed methods approach, including archival research, discourse analysis, ethnography, and statistical analysis. My interdisciplinary training includes history of science, economic sociology, science & technology studies, disability studies, critical race & gender studies, public health, and critical design studies.
I am currently available for guest talks and lectures, writing consultations, and research consultations. Please contact me for additional details and rates.
My professional affiliations include the sociology departments of UC San Diego, San Diego Mesa Community College, San Diego Miramar Community College, the Science Studies program at UC San Diego, American Sociological Association, American Psychological Association, and American Economic Association.
When I am not researching, teaching, or consulting, I enjoy playing music as a multi-instrumental solo artist and in collaboration with others. I also enjoy plant-based cooking, writing poetry and political commentary, drawing, learning languages, and spending time with my partner and our two dogs (Eno & Lydia).