Doctoral Student

BA, Philosophy and Sociology, Kent State University

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago


My research broadly investigates the contemporary experience of bereavement, and specifically the ways in which members of religious communities grieve their loved ones. My past projects have fallen into the areas Historical Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, and Sociology of Science. One of these projects examined how systems of knowledge in the 20th century constituted empirical phenomena into objects of study, and how the epistemic content of these phenomena were adjudicated inside scientific discourse.

Beyond these empirical interests I am interested in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences with particular interest in articulating ontologically and epistemically defensible strategies for theorizing the social world.