I am an American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan, where I also trained at the Population Studies Center. My research takes a social demographic approach to topics at the intersection of sociology of the family and social stratification.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between family events and labor force outcomes, especially as they pertain to gender inequality within families and socioeconomic inequality across families. As a postdoctoral fellow, I am studying the effects of unemployment and the Great Recession on the health and well-being of families in the United States. This work is supported in part by a New Scholars Grant from the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

In other work I have explored changes in the division of housework, the impact of birth spacing on mothers' mid-life labor market outcomes, the potential mediating role of behavior in the relationship between parental divorce and children's test scores, wage penalties and premiums associated with family formation, and the relationships between ethnic enclaves and immigrants' earnings.