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, veterans in American society, diversity in the military, institutions and the life course, and statistics.
In early November, I will be launching a blog "Veteran Scholars." Visit the site for discussions of new research, tips on conducting research on veterans and military populations, and more.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology
University of Maryland
2112 Art-Sociology Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
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