Bio

PhD Candidate, Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. 

I study the culture of inequality. My research connects psychic and institutional aspects of inequality to ask: does culture structure the self and economy alike? I use principally quantitative and computational text analysis, but combine this with qualitative 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.

I have comparative research paper on poverty, gender (and quantiative methodology) forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology, and earlier co-authored work has been published in the fields of development psychology and epidemiology.  

Before starting my PhD at Princeton, I was a Fulbright Scholar and 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. 

From 2008 to 2010, I was a Senior Policy Adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, providing research, data analysis and advice on social and economic policy. 

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