I am a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. I study how disadvantaged men reform cultural meanings surrounding work, love and care as the global labor force becomes more gender-inclusive but increasingly stratified by class. My current research examines gender dynamics within skill development programs, using a mixed-methods approach that links administrative data with fieldwork in rural India and a small Midwestern towns. Other interests and/or pending projects: high-skilled migration, transnational marriage markets, the geography of virtual community building, and how small groups of racial minorities develop unique strategies to survive.
Prior to graduate school I spent five years covering insurgency, rural poverty and the changing social order for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, AFP and others. Prior to that I completed a B.A. in Journalism (2010) and an M.A. in Economics (2012) at New York University.
I grew up in New Jersey, the only homestead I know.