I am a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University. I received both my M.A. (2015) and B.A. (2013) in Criminology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 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, the Journal of International Women’s Studies and The Prison Journal.
My dissertation centers on assessing the macro-level factors which contribute to human trafficking in regions around the world. Using comparative historical methodology in conjunction with fuzzy-set QCA, I analyze causal combinations of factors contributing to high rates of human trafficking.
Other areas of research include environment and crime as well as corporate deviance. I am currently pursuing two projects. One relates to fast fashion and media constructions of corporate deviance, while the other uses green criminology to understand media framing of risk in the case of corporate water pollution.