I’m a sociologist and an ethnographer with research interests at the intersection of gender and urban institutions. I combine feminist theory with theories of racial inequality to examine how urban schools provide and restrict opportunities for young men of color; and how hostile environments impact young men’s emotional lives. My dissertation examined the impact two all-male public high schools had on their students’ gender identities and likely life chances. Other current research examines the masculine dignity and non-normative sexual practices of African American boys.
I hold an appointment as Assistant Professor of Education at Tufts University, and as a Faculty Affiliate in Sociology. In 2012 I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
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