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Research Interestsgender, sociology of food, population health, social networks, survey methodology
My work places plant-based eating practices – especially the abstention from meat – in social context.
The first part of my dissertation examines the consequences of plant-based diets for population health in a country with a long tradition of vegetarianism – India, where one in three people follow a lacto-vegetarian diet.
The second part examines vegetarianism in a country with a long tradition of beef – Argentina, where the asado (≈barbeque) forms part of the national identity. I lead the project Pathways to and Social Networks of Vegetarians, which uses respondent-driven sampling to reach the small but growing population of vegans, vegetarians, and their romantic partners in a mid-sized city. I am especially interested in the connections between gender and diet, and the ways that food choices are shaped by the people in our lives.
Research InterestsOrganizations, Social Movements, Nonprofits, Religion, Leadership, Careers and Employment, Theory, Mixed Research Methods
The Causes and Consequences of the Formalization and Professionalization of the U.S. Advocacy Organizational Sector, 1960-2009
Research InterestsSocial Movements; Organizations, Occupations and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Political Sociology; Labor and Industrial Relations; Philanthropy, Volunteering, and Nonprofit Studies; Korean Studies; and Computer-Mediated Communication
Three Essays on the Impacts of Human Resource Management Practices on Union Decline in South Korea, 2005-2013
Research InterestsSentencing, Corrections, Race and Gender, Sociology of Punishment, Quantitative Methods
"A Different Method of Predicting Risk: Unpacking the Potential of a Statewide Sentencing Risk Assessment."
Research InterestsMedical sociology, sociology of health and illness, spatial demography, urban sociology, biodemography, quantitative methods
Accounting for Food Environment Complexity in Grocery Store Access, Utilization, and Dietary Behaviors: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Philadelphia
Research InterestsQuantitative Methodology, Computational Social Science, Sociology of Religion, Social Networks, Social Psychology
Religious islands, partners, and bridges: Studying cross-denominational shared ideas using book co-purchase networks
Research InterestsAging and the Life Course; Health Disparities; Family, Gender, and Time Use; Social Demography; Survey Methodology; Social Inequality
Changing Minds: Three Essays on Patterns of Cognitive Change and their Social Determinants among Older Adults in the Health and Retirement Study"