About Me

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Lehigh University
31 Williams Dr.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

I work in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Lehigh University. I received my PhD in 2002 from Harvard University and my BA in 1993 from the University of Chicago.  My professional interests lie in the areas of political sociology, social movements, and the sociology of religion. My current empirical research projects include a study of the organizational dynamics of international political violence, a study of how the abortion issue has realigned party politics, and the impact of the tea party movement on the Republican Party.  More detailed information on my research and teaching is available by clicking on the links at the top of the page.