I am an assistant professor in the Department of
Sociology at Pomona
My research lies in the areas of political sociology and global-transnational sociology with macro, quantitative, and comparative-historical approaches. I am particularly interested in how institutions shape political action and how institutions are in turn shaped by broader processes. Currently, I am working on a series of projects examining non-routine forms of contentious politics, such as revolution and political violence, and the impact of globalization on states and societies.
I enjoy teaching and believe it is an integral part of scholarship. My current course topics include political sociology, social movements, theory, and research methodology.