I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. I conduct research at the intersection of law, crime, technology, and media.

My dissertation, Crime Reporting in a Wired World: Surveillance, Online Records, and the Digital Punishment Revolution, is a mixed methods study of the production, dissemination and effects of criminal histories available online. In this study, I argue that the growth of online crime data is bolstered by First Amendment rights to publish and through the growing interest of police and courts to use digital formats. These practices, however, serve to reinforce social inequalities, as criminal histories are leaked into unregulated, privately-run websites and remain online indefinitely.

I am also a sociology instructor, a dissertation fellow, and a contributor and podcaster to The Society Pages. You can download my cv here.