I am an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Center for Research on Military Organization at the University of Maryland. I received a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2007. My research examines the determinants and consequences of military service in the U.S., focusing on differences by race/ethnicity and gender. I am also working on several projects on public opinion towards veterans, and public discourse around veterans. My research interests include social inequality and stratification, social demography, military sociology and quantitative methodology. Some of my work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Armed Forces & Society, Social Forces, Social Science Quarterly, Political Analysis, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses on military sociology, diversity in the military, and statistics.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology
University of Maryland
2112 Art-Sociology Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
Does the public discriminate against veterans? Read why my research says no.
"Coming Home: Attitudes toward U.S. Veterans Returning from Iraq." (email if you are interested and do not have JSTOR access)
"Lost Unions and Lost Ground" OpEd in the Los Angeles Times (with Jake Rosenfeld)
I presented a talk at the Department of Labor's Symposium on Women Veterans: Skills Matter. You can view the slides here.
I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective August 2013.
My article with Jake Rosenfeld, “Organized Labor and Racial Wage Inequality in the United States.” in the American Journal of Sociology was awarded the best published paper in 2012 from the Labor and Labor Movements section of the ASA.
The Institute of Medicine released "Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families."
My article, "Unemployment, earnings and enrollment among post 9/11 veterans" now appears in Social Science Research.
The April 2013 issue of ASR includes a response, "Immigration, Organization, and the Great Recession: Change or Continuity?" to a comment on our original article "`Hispanics and Organized Labor in the United States, 1973-2007."
I appeared on CSPAN's Washington Journal May 25, 2012 to talk about veterans' issues.Link to show