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Research orientation

My research interests are 1) the generation & maintenance of socioeconomic inequality and 2) testing theories of how & why people seek security. I actively research 1) gun desirability, 2) how carceral contact affects inequality, 3) heterogeneity in desire for police services, 4) the epistemology of mixed-methods social research, and 5) how Americans consume security through training, equipment, & group membership.

I use both qual and quant methods, employing a variety of research designs including experimental, survey, and participant observations in conjunction with interviews. I want to conduct research that is rigorous, respects actors’ frames of action, and that imputes adequate motives and mechanisms of behavior (to paraphrase Peter Bearman).