I’m a political and comparative-historical sociology doctoral candidate who focuses largely on power, nation-building, and urbanization. I also have interests in social theory, political economy, and the philosophy of the social sciences.
In my dissertation and book project, Mass Clientelism: Urban Growth and Nation-Building in 20th Century Latin America, I draw on extensive archival data to demonstrate that the Latin American region's unprecedented wave of urban population growth profoundly shaped national political arenas.
In other research, I use case-study and mixed-methods approaches to probe the state-civil society nexus, and I grapple with methodological and epistemological problems related to comparative-historical sociology and social theorizing.
I earned my dual B.A. degree in Sociology (Departmental Citation) and History (Departmental Highest Honors) from UC Berkeley in 2011 and my M.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 2014. My research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
This website has my CV, information about my research, a description of my dissertation/book, and my contact information.
You may also like to know that I help run the American Sociological Association's Critical Historical Sociology Blog.