I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My doctoral minor is in Gender and Women's Studies. I am also an affiliate of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative.
My research focuses on sexual violence and sexual consent in the context of higher education. I examine the intersection of law, organizations, social movements, and gender. In my dissertation, I ask how the politics of sexual violence has changed at one large, public university from 1972 through 2017, focusing on activist strategies, legal changes, and campus policy implementation. My other current project investigates how study abroad coordinators perceive and address gendered risk in Germany.
My research is supported by a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, UW-Madison's Center for Research on Gender and Women's Hyde Dissertation Research Award, Institute for Legal Studies' Law and Society Fellows program, Institute for Regional and International Studies, and Center for German and European Studies.
I also moderate an online group of junior scholars in the social sciences who study sexual violence. I encourage graduate students at any stage to contact me to join.
Interest areas: Gender, Law & Society, Organizations, Social Movements, Sociology of Education, Sexual Violence