I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tufts University. I am a political sociologist studying voluntary association activism, the news media, political culture, and democracy. My work is linked by an interest in the relationship between political and associational life in the United States, particularly an interest in obstacles to social change.
I am working on a book that addresses the relationship between civil society and the public sphere by exploring public political life during presidential campaigns, chronicling the responses of voluntary associations to key campaign events and the media reaction to these efforts. My most recent journal articles can be found in Sociological Theory, Sociological Inquiry, The Sociological Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.
It’s a delight to be involved with MRAP, where most of the participants have already forgotten more than I could ever hope to learn about the complicated mediaactivism nexus.