My research takes a multi-method approach to exploring the micro and macro dimensions of culture, identity, and personal data in contemporary American institutions. I am currently completing working on two projects:
- Identification and Insecurity in the Data Economy – This project investigates identity theft resolution from the perspective of victims and the organizations they navigate. It aims to improve our understanding of the processes for managing and negotiating personal data and their consequences, particularly for the smooth operation of contemporary economic markets.
- Investigating the Interdependence of Attitudes Toward Social Groups – in this study (with Ramina Sotoudeh), I look for underlying logics organizing Americans’ attitudes towards various social groups in society, attitudes with implications for social solidarity and support for public policies.