As a sociologist, I enjoy thinking about the connections and relationships between race and place, particularly rural places and how these relationships are either omitted from or glossed over in sociological literature. I am also very interested in understanding contemporary Black resistance movements, particularly Black Lives Matter and more broadly The Movement for Black Lives. I am very interested in the departures and resemblances to the Civil Rights Movement and its rural, southern geographical and philosophical roots.
As a human citizen, I enjoy learning new things, reading, travelling nationally and abroad, and spending time with my family and friends.
Areas of Interest
- Race, Inequality, Rural Sociology, Social Movements, Political Sociology
- "Identifying the Collective in Black Lives Matter"
- "The Fragility of American Nationalism"