I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where I study crime, punishment, and media. My research investigates the expansion of crime reporting, particularly online. My dissertation is a mixed methods study of the dissemination and effects of digital crime reporting, such as through criminal history databases, blogs, mugshots, social media and crime journalism. I am also a sociology instructor, a dissertation fellow, a contributor to The Society Pages, and a research consultant for non-profits.