I am currently working on three main research projects. The first is an examination of work and family in Appalachia. The second looks at how men do emotional labor in their intimate relationships. The third explores how court actors construct understandings of good parenthood in the context of family court.
This research is funded by an American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Grant, an Appalachian State University Research Council Grant, and a College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence Grant.
My previous research looked at how gender, sexuality, and class shape young adults' courtship behaviors. I have also published research on LGBTQ hookup culture on college campuses.
In addition to my scholarship, you can check out my public writing online at The Atlantic, the UC Press Blog, and NBC News.
My research has also been covered in a variety of media outlets including The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Women's Health, and The New York Times.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY