PRESENT

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology and Corrections
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Director

Kessel Peace Institute
Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

2011
University of California, Irvine
Dissertation: Moderates and Radicals Under Repression: The U.S. Animal Rights Movement, 1990-2010

Masters of Arts in Sociology

2008
University of California, Irvine
Thesis: Internet Daters’ Body Types Preferences: Race-Ethnic and Sex Differences

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

2003
Tulane University
Cum Laude with Honors in Sociology
Honor’s Thesis: Women in the Natural Sciences and Engineering: The Gendered Experience of Graduate School

PAST EXPERIENCE

2010-2014: Editorial Collective, Journal for Critical Animal Studies
2013: Senior Researcher, Program for Torture Victims, Los Angeles, CA
2013: Instructor, Department of Sociology, Chapman University
2011-2013: Social Sciences Research Network Fellow, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
2010-2012: Research Director, Humane Research Council
2009-2010: Instructor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Long Beach
2005-2010: Teaching Assistant, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
2007-2009: Instructor (summers only), Extension School, University of California, Irvine
2009: Campus Coordinator, UAW Local 2865
2003-2004: Research Assistant, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Research and Training Institute