Assistant Professor of Sociology
Primary Academic Program: Sociology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Academic Expertise: Sociology
Biography:B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. Specialization in gender; punishment and social control; deviance and criminology; sociology of law; drug policy; the welfare state; and ethnographic research methods. Her current research focuses on how gender, race, and class shape approaches to addiction and crime in the United States. This work has appeared in the journals Gender & Society and Signs. She presents regularly at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology and the American Sociological Association. At Bard since 2010.
- Research Interests: Recent patterns in American crime control and punishment; gender inequality; attempts to regulate and normalize women; intersections of race, class, and gender; the construction and treatment of addiction; the welfare state; the governance of health; ethnographic methods
- Teaching Interests: Sociology of gender; sexualities; deviance and social control; sociology of punishment; political sociology; the self and subjectivity; introduction to sociology; sociological theory; drugs and society; and qualitative research methods