Associate Professor, Sociology Assistant Department Chair William Paterson University
My research focuses on how political discourse and participation is shaped by social inequalities. I am particularly interested in how institutions, like the media, the military, and the family, contribute to the shaping of political engagement. Currently, my work examines how gender, race, and class ideologies organize political relationships for military families in ways that sometimes limit their participation in the political process.
I teach courses in social movements, research methods, social inequality and stratification, sociological theory, sociology of gender, sociology of the family, war and military, sociology of culture, news media, and Internet communications technology.