Associate Professor & Undergraduate Chair, Temple University

My research and teaching interests include medical sociology, race and ethnicity, cultural sociology, and public sociology. I'm also affiliated faculty in the American Studies Program at Temple.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University, I examined the racial and spatial heterogeneity of suicide rates in the American West, with a particular emphasis on Las Vegas, the city with the highest metropolitan suicide rate in the U.S. My book, Death in Vegas: Suicide and Self-Destruction in the Neon Metropolis, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor & Undergraduate Chair, Temple University

Education

  • 2000 
    UC Berkeley, PhD
  • 1995 
    UC Berkeley, MA
  • 1987 
    U Michigan, BA