I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Princeton University.  I also hold a B.A. in Sociology and Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.  

What are the social and economic realities that underlie our cultural practices and tastes?  How do these cultural practices and tastes, in turn, contribute to the reproduction of social and economic inequality?  These are the questions that guide my research, which lies at the intersection of the sociology of culture, social stratification, and economic sociology. 

In my dissertation, I draw on survey- and field-experimental methods to examine the cultural mechanisms through which class inequalities are expressed and reproduced in the U.S. labor market.  Other projects of mine include a study of how experiences of assimilation shape the musical tastes of Mexican Americans and a study of the rise of corporate capitalism on Broadway and its creative consequences.