// An organizational theorist by training, my research examines what enables and what inhibits social change.

In this context, I am primarily interested in the topic of negative social evaluations such as stigma or disapproval, as well as their antecedents such as misconduct, scandals, or norm violations. Beyond this I also undertake research in the areas of social innovation and institutional theory.

Methodologically, I explore these topics through qualitative data and analysis covering in-depth interviewing, participant observations, and archival sources.

Most recently, I have conducted research in an exciting array of empirical settings including social housing organizations, reentry organizations, capital punishment in the U.S., religious minority groups, and child marriage in Indonesia.

For my work on child marriage in Indonesia, I won a UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund prize.