I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société de Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). From 2020 to 2021, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Victoria. I completed my Ph.D. at UBC in 2020 and my MA at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2013. I am originally from Prince George, B.C. and as an undergraduate, I studied Sociology and Anthropology at SFU before heading to New Zealand to complete my MA and BA (hons) in sociology.
My research is in the areas of class structure and income inequality, political sociology and social theory. Currently, I am conducting quantitative research in three areas: 1) exploring patterns of occupational mobility in the U.K. and Canada; 2) class-based differences in political efficacy cross-nationally and over time; and 3) labour market instability among gig workers in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. My research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Sociological Perspectives, Canadian Review of Sociology, International Journal of Sociology, Journal of Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies and Young.
I am also committed to public sociology. I have spoken about my research with the Marxist Sociology Blog a production of the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 980 CKNW and CRStal Radio; published opinion articles in The Georgia Straight and UBC’s Think Sociology Newsletter; and shared my research with the public via several newspaper forums across the globe including in the U.K. with Daily Express and Phys.org and in New Zealand with the New Zealand Herald.
I act occasionally as a reviewer for journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Canadian Review of Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Social Problems, Journal of Youth Studies, Sociological Focus, The Sociological Quarterly and International Sociology.