I am an associate professor of sociology at Knox College where I teach and conduct research at the intersections of sociological work on culture and economy. My current research project investigates the global flow of commodities and culture through an examination of two single distinctive foods—Balinese sea salt and Javanese cashews—and the two companies that bring them to market.
A broadly trained sociologist, I teach a wide range of courses at Knox from introductory courses for first year students to upper-level seminars for advanced students. For a complete list of my courses, please select the ‘Courses’ tab.
I am currently on sabbatical in Seattle, where I am a Visiting Scholar at the Jackson School of International Studies’ Southeast Asia Center, at the University of Washington. I will spend much of the spring doing fieldwork in Indonesia.