I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia. I received both my M.A. (2015) and B.A. (2013) in Criminology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I completed my Ph.D. (2019) at North Carolina State University in Sociology with a specialization in Crime, Deviance, and Social Control. My several lines of research examine the intersections of globalization, inequality, and crime.
My published work has appeared in the book Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking Research, Critical Criminology, Sociological Inquiry, the Journal of International Women’s Studies and The Prison Journal. I am also an affiliate member of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force.
My current book project integrates theory from criminology, migration, and feminism to assess the ways global economic policies shape macro-level factors which contribute to human trafficking in various regions around the world. I utilize a combination of comparative historical methodology and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis. My other areas of research include environmental deviance and corporate crime.