- BA, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2003
- MA, Emory University, 2009
- PhD, Emory University, 2014
My research and teaching interests focus primarily on social inequality, with specialization in environmental injustice, social movements, and mixed-methods research design. My work has appeared in journals such as Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Social Justice Research, and International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. My current research projects examine the day-to-day operations of environmental justice organizations; the tactical repertoires of environmental justice activists in Central Appalachia; perceptions of environmental injustices among Black Americans; and LGBT organizations’ influence on state-level hate crime policy passage and enforcement.
- SOCI 301: Social Research Methods
- SOCI 302: Social Research Methods (Lab)
- SOCI 438: Seminar: Coal, Community, and Culture