I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College.  I’m a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and both member and former Director of Queens College’s Master’s Program in Data Analytics and Social Research.

Economic Policy Research

Much of my research examines the nexus of household finances, economic policy, and well-being.  My work seeks to develop empirically rigorous, plain-language explanations of topics related to government policy and regular people’s livelihoods.  I wrote Financial Crisis in America’s Middle Class (2017, Praeger), and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity Press).

An Interview on My Recent Book



I run Sociocast, a public sociology and disciplinary service project that intends to promote the production and distribution of academic sociology-themed podcast programming.  For more information, visit www.Sociocast.org.

The Annex

I produce and co-host The Annex, an academic sociology-themed podcast whose shows reach between 500 and 900 listeners within their first week of release.  You can catch our show on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherSpotifyRadio PublicCastboxPlayer.fm, or a better podcast aggregator near you.

Data Analytics

I am a former director and present core team member of Queens College’s Master’s Program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research, an outstanding applied research degree program with an excellent faculty, curriculum and student culture, and a superb placement record in thriving fields.  I am also part of the team that administers of Queens College Sociology’s undergraduate quantitative methods and research methodology curriculum.