Bio

PhD Candidate, Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. 

I study the culture of inequality. My research connects psychological 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 close-readings of qualitative data – and with theory. 

My dissertation,The Self in Socio-Economic Stratification, asks if - as the latest labor economics and popular culture claims - the way we think and feel about ourselves affects our economic outcomes. I'm concerned with the consequences of this for inequality, and mental health.

Before starting my PhD at Princeton, I was a Fulbright Scholar, and Research Fellow, in Columbia University’s Population Research Center, and a Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. 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 in social and economic policy. I have consulted for local, regional and national governments, non-profits, and charitable foundations, and served on public health and school boards. 

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