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I am a community-engaged researcher focused on vulnerable children, youth and families. I'm a faculty member in Sociology at UC Santa Cruz and have written for academic and non-academic audiences. My most recent book is entitled Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Play Time for All Children in School (Harvard Education Press, 2019).


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz


  • 1996 
    Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy