I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto and my research sits at the  intersections of health, gender and culture. My practice is based on an interaction of theory and qualitative methods. 

My dissertation work involves an online ethnography of the healthy living blog community. I analyze women's healthy living blogs and health and fitness magazines to understand the ways that they reflect contemporary thinking about gender, health and the body.

While my research practice for the dissertation is characterized by content analysis and qualitative interviewing, I am also currently engaged in an applied research project as a co-lead of two operations teams at the Innovation Hub, a project developed by the Division of Student Life at the University of Toronto. At the Innovation Hub we are using a student-centered design thinking approach to gather qualitative research towards the goal of improving the student experience at the University of Toronto. 

I have teaching experience in the Sociology of Gender and Work, Cultural Sociology, the Politics of Obesity, and Canadian Foodways. I am currently teaching the Sociology of Gender and Work in the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Scarborough campus.

Research Interests: Sociologies of food, health, gender, culture and work; body politics; food security; human-centered design; social innovation