M.A. University of Virgina, Sociology (2007)
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Sociology (2013)
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural sociology
- Historical sociology
- Political sociology
- Collective memory
- Social theory
“From Difficult Past to Imagined Future: Projective Reversal and the Transformation of ‘Ground Zero.‘” Poetics, vol. 67, 39-52.
“Forgetting to Remember: The Present Neglect and Future Prospects of Collective Memory in Sociological Theory.” Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory, edited by Seth Abrutyn. Springer, 2016.
The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11. Oxford University Press, 2015.
“Rhetorics of Suffering: September 11 Commemorations as Theodicy.” American Sociological Review, vol. 77, no. 6, 2012.