I worked on a research project examining social justice issues in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The local chapter of Not In Our Town (NIOT), a non-profit organization that fights against bigotry and discrimination, commissioned my graduate sociology class to ‘hold up a mirror’ of the Bloomington-Normal community, reflecting back the good and the bad. I participated in a radio interview about the project. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN WGLT.org also published this article about the… Read More
Introduction Food scholars have found that some areas within the alternative food movement, such as farmer’s markets and natural-grocers, operate as exclusionary spaces that primarily serve privileged white shoppers. The rhetoric used, attitudes upheld and physical characteristics of these spaces ostracize non-white individuals, effectively making the high quality, organic and locally grown food inaccessible to them. This ethnographic study examines a natural grocer and farmer’s market in Boulder, CO, utilizing the usage… Read More
One self Or selves, I pick a mask from the shelves. Dressed to impress I begin to feel the stress. I hope my face fits And withstands the social hits.
Abstract Criminal behavior has been correlated to numerous characteristics such as gender, socioeconomic class, race and ethnicity. However, this essay we will focus on age and the time dimensions in which a criminal career can exist. Through older and more contemporary forms of research, it has been found that changes in age and criminal activity occur in an orderly way (Thornberry 1997: p.1). The orderly function in which criminals commit crimes… Read More
When I think about trying to describe myself to other people, I feel as if making a list would be the easiest option. Then again, subsuming my entirety into a single list is kind of sad. However, for the purposes of this blog, I am going to do it anyway. If you feel as if this list cannot possibly do me justice (I hope?!) then feel free to reach out and get… Read More
During graduate school, I coauthored an article in the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance, with my advisor, Dr. Michael Dougherty. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE