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Welcome to my site, which highlights my research, teaching, and professional interests. I am a sociology PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota and a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow

My research focuses on the politics of the body, specifically how advancing biotechnologies shape cultural understandings of the body. I use sociological approaches to medicine, culture, and economic policy to answer questions like: What is the value of the human body? How is the body valued in certain marketplaces? Why are some aspects of the body more cherished than others?