Biography

My research program focuses on two substantive areas. First, I examine the relationship between environmental change, demographic behavior, and economic development, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. Current projects examine the effect of climate shocks on internal migration and livelihoods. The second area of research focuses on poverty and inequality in the United States. Recent and ongoing studies have analyzed poverty dynamics among newborn children, ethno-racial inequality, and the working poor.

Research Interests

Relationship between environmental change, demographic beahvaior and economic development; The effect of climate shocks on internal migration and livelihoods; Poverty and inequality; Poverty dynamics among newborn children, ethno-racial inequality and the working poor.

Education

  • Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2014
  • M.S., Develoment Sociology, Cornell University, 2011
  • B.A., International Relations, Bucknell University, 2008