"I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work as a professor."

As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Despite its many downsides, I love academia. I love teaching and I love my research. When I am not running around wearing my many professor hats, I can be found spending time with my kids...

From My Blog

Shackling Pregnant Inmates in Georgia

Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed HB 481, more commonly known as the heartbeat bill. HB 481 effectively bans abortions after a heart beat is detected (approx...

Where are We Safe?

Last month, I attended the Sociologists for Women in Society conference in Denver, CO. My colleagues and I gathered and discussed the current conditions at our...

Last Night, I Heard the President Address the Nation

Yesterday, I started my day at the bus station in Atlanta where I go several days a week to assist asylum seekers who have been released for ICE detention cente...

How Even a White Man I’ve Never Met Can Successfully Expend My Emotional Labor.

Fresh from the American Sociological Association meetings on Feeling Race, I have been thinking a lot about the many areas in which I engage in emotional labor ...