I am a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

My research interests include inequality, economy and society, finance, organization, race, and methods.

The first stream of my research examines the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States. I find that that the financialization of the US economy led to declining labor's share of income, growing executive compensation, widening earnings dispersion, stagnant employment growth, lower value-added, and higher earnings premium for elite financial workers. 

The second stream of my research focuses on interaction and network formation in cyberspace. Specifically, I examine how social boundaries are produced and reproduced in the online dating setting.

My most recent research project explores the causes of rising inequality including organization and immigration. 



Department of Sociology 
Population Research Center 
University of Texas at Austin 
305 E 23rd St, Stop G1800 
Austin, TX, 78712