Research

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:

  • Identity Theft and the Production of Economic Insecurity – 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 Relational Structure of Group Attitudes – in this study (with Ramina Sotoudeh), I investigate the configuration and underlying logics of Americans’ attitudes towards various social groups in society, attitudes with implications for social solidarity and support for public policies.