Paper Presentation

August 11-14, 2018



LSA Paper Presentation and Junior Scholar Preconference  

June 5-10, 2018



Law and

Society Grad Conference in Paris

December 2017





September 19-21, 2017




Panelist for Curt's Café Junior Board Fundraiser

May 24, 2017



Winner of 2017 Karpf

Peace Prize

May 2017




Manuscript Accepted at Theory and Society

April 2017

Latest News                            



I look forward to presenting work from my dissertation project at the annual American Sociological Association conference this year, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I will also be presiding over a roundtable. Excited to see many friends and colleagues over the course of the event.  



I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting my work once again at the annual Law and Society Association conference, to be held this year in Toronto, Canada. My work is part of a panel organzied around technology, privacy, control, and surveillance. Additionally, I was selected to participate in a pre-conference event for junior law and society scholars directly preceding the conference. I hope to see you there!  





My working paper "Constricting Constitutional Rights, Expanding Surveillance, and Anticipating Terrorism in US v Mohamud" has been accepted as part of a law and society graduate student mini conference held at the EHESS in Paris, France, in December. The conference is sponsored by the EHESS, Northwestern, and Berkeley.




My working paper "Constricting Constitutional Rights, Expanding Surveillance, and Anticipating Terrorism in US v Mohamud" has been accepted for the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Law Network workshop "Anticipating Law" in Bern, Switzerland in September. I very much look forward to exchanging ideas with an international and interdisciplinary group.




At 6PM in Northwestern's Kellogg Global Hub, room L070, I will be speaking as part of a panel on institutional racism and mass incarceration for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's 13th. The event is a fundraiser arranged by the Junior Board of Curt's Café. A suggested donation of $5 benefits the important work of Curt's Café in Evanston, a local business that employees at risk youth and persons with criminal records. All are welcome to attend!




I have just learned that I have won the Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Prize Award for my dissertation research. The award, made possible by a generous trust set up by the Karpfs, and granted through the Department of Sociology at Northwestern, recognizes research that promotes "universal peace, goodwill, tolerance, and understanding among the peoples of the earth." I am honored to receive such a wonderful and generous award.



I am delighted to share the news that my manuscript "Strategies of Valuation: Repertoires of Worth at the Financial Margins" has been accepted for publicatoin at Theory and Society. The paper stems from my last research project, a 13-month ethnographic study of a Chicago-area pawnshop. The paper itself probes the patterned scripts used by customers and employees to negociate prices of objects that go through the shop.