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I am Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. My research focuses on medicine, science, work and occupations, knowledge, and theory.

I received the 2013 American Sociological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, and am now working on a book manuscript related to this project. It develops an argument about the relationship between medical knowledge and medical practices, and its link to the development and decay of authority.

Recently, I was honored to receive the 2017 MSU Teacher-Scholar and the 2018 MSU Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year awards.

I received my BA from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, my MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and my MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.