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Earning Masculinity through Respect: Elite Career Trajectories in France and America, Primary Researcher

(Publication Forthcoming)

By conducting interviews with men in the fields of finance, consulting, and law, I also explore how the cultural differences in workstyle affect their conceptions of their own masculinity in the workplace. This study seeks to build on the comparative work of Michèle Lamont while diving into a specific subsection of masculinity- how it is established in the workplace. Over the course of a year, I conducted 24 qualitative interviews in major cities in France and the United States. Key questions involved the conferring of respect, balancing work and personal life, and the schedule of a workday. Through these interviews, I identified three strategies that men used to gain the respect of their colleagues and thus assert their masculinity.


This project was awarded:                                     Honorable Mention for Distinguished Majors Thesis                                             and the Minerva Grant

UVA IRB Protocol # 2018-00550-00         and                                                                UVA IRB Protocol #3381


More information on the project can be found:

For more information on my involvement, contact me for my CV.

NSF Insurgent Artifacts: Scientific Urgency, Remote Sensing, and the Rise of Conflict Archaeology.

This project investigates the robustness and reliability of data generated through the collaboration between archaeological science and counterterrorism studies.  the research will inform public conversations among citizens, policymakers, and ethicists concerned with how new forms of sensitive data are being used to make strategic decisions about armed conflict abroad.

More information on the project can be found:

For more information on my involvement, contact me for my CV.

Mapping Cultural Violence in the Syrian Civil War, Research Assistant for Professor Fiona Greenland

The Syrian civil war has drawn renewed attention to two pervasive conflict zone practices: the deliberate destruction of cultural monuments and the economic exploitation of cultural goods. Prior work has understood these practices as largely symbolic, rather than strategic, and treated cases tangentially through qualitative studies and anecdotal evidence due to a lack of existing data. This study considers the relationship between cultural destruction and civilian victimization with a newly collected data set that supports mixed-methods analysis. In this talk we presented initial findings.