I am a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, researching family transitions, coping and social support, gender, and children. I will be starting as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Illinois College in Fall 2019.

My Dissertation is a qualitative interviewing project that focuses on the perspectives of children of transgender people. I incorporate social psychology theories (including the stress process, stigma, and identity), gender, family and life course perspectives in exploring (1) how children experience a parent’s gender transition, (2) what challenges emerge out of that transition, and (3) how they cope with these challenges in the face of stigma and the absence of supportive communities and resources.

My research has been presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings, and Midwest Sociological Association Meetings and has been covered by Motherboard/Vice, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Daily Herald, and The Conversation.


You can reach me at:

Department of Sociology
Indiana University - Bloomington
747 Ballantine Hall
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405