I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University, as the A. Watson Armour, III '33 Centennial Fellow. My major interests are in stratification/ inequality, economic sociology and the sociology of work, emotions and mental health. I use predominately quantiative, computational methods - and theory. My dissertation, The Self in Socio-Economic Stratification, asks if the way we think and feel about ourselves affects our economic outcomes, and, if it does, what the consequences of this are for inequality, and the integrity and health of the self.
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 the University of Oxford (2010-11). I graduated double-first class in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge, and have a Masters in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, where I was a Fulbright Scholar.
From 2008 to 2010, I was a Senior Policy Adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, providing research, data analysis and advice across domestic policy. I still have a strong interest in policy related to family, education, health, care, work and welfare.