Dissertation Title: "Economic Insecurity, Political Inequality, and the Well-Being of American Families"
(Committee: Scott Lynch (Co-Chair), Angel Harris (Co-Chair), Eduardo Bonilla Silva, Nicholas Carnes)
My work focuses on economic insecurity and the interrelated dynamics of economic and political inequality. The dramatic growth in income and wealth inequality over the past half century is a defining characteristic of our time. Meanwhile, the income volatility of American families has also increased. My research investigates how these seismic shifts in the flow and concentration of capital relate to political power and the well-being of individuals and families.
Political Sociology, Economic Sociology, Race, Inequality, Mental Health