I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University, as the A. Watson Armour, III '33 Centennial Fellow. My interest is in stratification and inequality, economic sociology, family demography, (the political and historical-comparative sociology of) welfare states, and emotions and mental health. My dissertation, Feeling Unequal, investigates the role of mental health in social stratification.
Before starting my PhD at Princeton, I was a Research Fellow in Columbia University’s Population Research Center (2011-13) and a Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy at Oxford University (2010-11). I graduated double-first class in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University, and have a Masters in Quantitative Methods in Social Science from Columbia University, where I was a Fulbright Scholar.
From 2008 to 2010, under Gordon Brown, I was as a Senior Policy Adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, providing research, analysis and advice across domestic policy issues. I am a fellow of the British Royal Society for the Arts.