I am a fourth year graduate student in sociology at the University of Arizona. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods to study the dynamic relationships between gender, technology, politics, capital, and the body. My ongoing research can be broken into two primary projects.
My research on online political discourse explores how several different types of gender inequality, discrimination, stereotypes, and network disadvantages, influence politicians' engagement in online discourse. I am interested in determining if and how social media provides female politicians with an unmediated space for beneficial engagement or mirrors limitations faced on traditional media.
My research on gender and the body examines how technology has changed how people share bodily capital through sexting and the nonconsensual sharing of sexual images. I hope to understand how and why this new, electronically-mediated, method of converting value from one's bodily capital includes risks of a new form of gender-based violence.
To learn more, please visit my website: