I am a sociologist and legal scholar whose work focuses on urban sociology, social policy, property, and human rights. More specifically, I use historical and ethnographic methods to understand the emergence of redistributive social policies that have operated by reallocating rights to use idle resources, rather than via tax and transfer. I received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018, and am currently a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. In 2019 I will teach international law at the Northwestern University School of Law.

This site provides information about my academic research and writing, as well as my legal and policy work.  It also has some archived blog posts, and some ways to connect with me.

Here’s a recent version of my CV.