About Me

I'm an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois Chicago. I think of myself as a computational social scientist working at the intersection of race, digital platforms, and text analysis. My work aims to contribute to understandings of how contemporary racism works, in both visible and less visible ways. This means looking for data in new places, like in Craigslist rental ad texts, or by developing new uses for large-scale administrative data. I'm also committed to producing useful work beyond scholarly publications, working with groups like the Northwest Justice Project to identify illegal Craigslist ads or with  the Election Integrity Partnership to monitor misinformation during the 2020 election.