Assistant Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology and Corrections
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Kessel Peace Institute
Minnesota State University, Mankato



Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

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

Masters of Arts in Sociology

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

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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


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