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Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, UMass Amherst

I am a sociologist and feminist scholar who examines how inequalities manifest at every stage of human reproduction, including family formation, parenting, and abortion. My dissertation examines how race, class, and gender shape trans women's ability to 1) become parents, and 2) sustain families. Using semi-structured interviews with 50 transgender women of diverse racial and class backgrounds, I explore how interpersonal relationships (i.e., with partners and communities) and institutional contexts (i.e., employment, health care, and the law) produce and reinforce these disparities. My work has appeared in Sociological Forum, Sociology Compass, Social Science & Medicine, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Sociology , University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • 2019 
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst , MA/Sociology