I am a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, an interdisciplinary research unit at Arizona State University focused on building community resilience in Maricopa County, Arizona. Responding to the reality that Americans face growing risks coupled with declining protections meant to smooth such risks, my research focuses on spatio-temporal and socio-demographic inequalities in exposure to diverse forms of insecurity and the consequences thereof for life chances. Topics of particular interest include economic insecurity, job loss and precarious work, foreclosure and eviction, and food insecurity.
I believe that the quality of scholarship should be measured, not only by its theoretical contribution, but also by how accurately it reflects individuals’ lived experiences and its potential for catalyzing social changes that increase equity and resilience. This type of responsive research demands methodological flexibility, local embeddedness, community engagement, and valuing diverse voices as co-producers of knowledge.