Doctoral Candidate

BA, Philosophy and Sociology, Kent State University

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago


My dissertation project examines the contemporary practice of palliative medicine, and how healthcare providers render treatment recommendations to patients suffering life-limiting and terminal illnesses. 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.