I am a sociologist with the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. I study how organizations use data and technology to model people and the implications of those systems for everyday life. I am especially interested in how those systems shape the prospects for thriving organizations and societies. You can find my work published at the American Sociological Review and Sociological Theory.

My current book project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, investigates how cases of identity theft get resolved. I explore the experiences of victims and professionals as they negotiate data disputes and their aftermath, using those experiences to help us better understand how organizations link data to people as well as the implications of those processes–and personal data–for the everyday lives of those they target.

Beyond research, I have extensive experience serving on the teaching teams for a range of undergraduate and graduate courses–including introductory sociology, research methods, quantitative methods, and Calculus–as well as advising undergraduate- and graduate-level theses.

I received a BA in Mathematics and Spanish from Messiah College (now University) and an MIA in Urban and Social Policy and MA and PhD in Sociology from Columbia University.