MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
BA, Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, Applachian State University
I am interested in the political and economic dynamics within and between organizational ecologies. My primary focus is on the relationship between knowledge, the formation of interests, and strategic decision making as they combine to create alternative policy choices, interest groups, and collective strategies. Currently, I am developing a project on the reconfiguration of the swaps market and swap regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act. I am also fascinated by computational methods and am working on a project using computational content analysis and data mining techniques to analyze demographic, behavioral, and essay data from DonorsChoose.org.
A Neo-Institutionalistic View of Social Movement Influence:The Case of the Student Anti-Sweatshop Movement