Associate Professor, Department of Sociology 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. My book, Mothers of the Military: Support and Politics During Wartime, is forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield Press (2018). In it I examine 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.