- BA, University of British Columbia
- MA, University of Washington
- PhD, University of Washington
My areas of interest include stratification, work & occupations, and immigration. My current research project examines sanctuary cities as pro-immigrant spaces. Specifically, I examine the role of municipal actors and organizations in widening the boundaries of participation and inclusion for immigrants lacking formal citizenship. Using data spanning over 200 cities in the U.S., I argue that cities can play a pivotal role in constructing pro-immigrant spaces within hostile environments that shape the lived experiences of immigrants lacking regular status.
I obtained my PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2022. I started teaching at Douglas College in 2018. I primarily teach SOCI 1125 and SOCI 1155. I enjoy introducing the discipline of sociology to my students and encouraging them to exercise their sociological imaginations. I strive to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for students to engage critically and analyze contemporary social issues and problems.
- SOCI 1125 Introduction to Sociology
- SOCI 1155 Social Issues
Stratification, inequality, work & occupations, immigration