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I am a sociologist curious about the connections between economic development and the worlds of family and work. My research examines the gendered consequences of macro level social changes such as globalization, demographic shifts, immigration, and state policies. I am proud to work and teach at a nontraditional campus in Texas that serves a diverse group of upper-division college students, many of whom bring a lifetime of rich experiences with them into the classroom.

Photo: Bathurst, NSW, Australia

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Women and Rural Industrialization: Garment Production Reaches Old Land and New Labor in Bangladesh

Women's Studies International Forum (July 2019)

2014 - 2015

Cornell University

Postdoctoral fellow in development sociology

Young Women's Situation and Patriarchal Bargains

In: Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity edited by Mehrangiz Najafizadeh and Linda Lindsey (2018)

Educated Girls, Absent Grooms, and Runaway Brides: Narrating Social Change in Bangladesh

Forum: Qualitative Social Research (2015)

Development and Daughters: Changing Familial Roles in Rural Bangladesh

Societies Without Borders (2011)

2007 - 2014

University of Missouri

Ph.D. in sociology

2001 - 2005

University of Nebraska - Omaha

M.A. in sociology

1995 - 1999

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

B.A. in anthropology

Shifting the Burden to Daughters: A Qualitative Examination of Population Policy, Labor Migration, and Filial Responsibility in Rural Bangladesh

Qualitative Sociology Review (July 2018)

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