I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and I also hold an M.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well a B.S. in General Biology and a B.A. in the Study of Religion from the University of California, San Diego.
My research draws on economic sociology, the sociology of knowledge, and social network analysis to examine processes of social and cultural change within diverse organizational contexts. So far I’ve written about nineteenth-century transformations in science and medicine, contemporary developments in global financial markets and the commercialization of higher education, and personal relationships formed in urban communes.