ABOUT

I am a sociologist.

My book, Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal, explores the sociological causes of the current crisis in retirement.

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It is available through Cornell University Press, Amazon, and other book sellers.

I am currently an assistant professor of sociology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2013 and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. In general, my research interests lie at the intersection of political sociology, work, finance, and social policy.

My second book, under contract with Verso Books, explores how finance can be mobilized in ways that serve the social and environmental good both in the workplace and outside of it. It is tentatively titled The Master’s Tools: Using Finance Against Capital.

 

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