I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. I received my M.A. from Indiana University in 2012 for research concerning public opinion on government spending (minor: Social Research Methods). Before that, I earned my B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies (minors: Global Studies and English), where I graduated with Honors and the distinction of “The Outstanding Senior in the College of Liberal Arts.”
My recent research interests lie in the intersection of family, social psychology, and politics. My Dissertation focuses on the children of transgender individuals; particularly, their experiences during their parent’s transitioning, the unique challenges they face, and how they cope with these challenges.
Other current research projects examine changing media portrayals of children from 1925-2006, the association between relationship tenure and household division of labor, and the construction of music festival vendor communities.
Outside of academia, I enjoy traveling, music festivals, dancing (particularly swing and salsa), watching TCM, chasing my kids, and a good bourbon.