Lancaster Sheriff Deputies, LA County Housing Authority investigators and parole agents search Section 8 apartments and homes in Lancaster.

I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of California, studying the transition in federal housing policy from traditional public housing to housing choice vouchers. Using a case study of Los Angeles County, I study the tract level economic and demographic forces that shape where voucher tenants live, the social consequences that accompany movement, and the ways that voucher movement is policed and resisted by local communities.

My research interests broadly include race and ethnicity, urban sociology, neighborhood effects, social mobility, and residential inequality.

This site holds my curriculum vitae, information about my dissertation research and publications, and information about a dataset on Housing Choice Vouchers that I am working to make available for public use.