I'm an assistant professor of sociology at UC Davis, and an affiliate of the UCD Center for Poverty Research. My research examines how macro-level economic, demographic, and institutional changes influence poverty and inequality. Specifically, much of my research focuses on racial/ethnic inequality in metropolitan housing and labor markets in the United States. Related strands of research examine various facets of poverty and inequality in both the US and comparatively. Some of my research questions include: How did longstanding racial/ethnic wage gaps change in the transition to the "new economy"? How do steady declines in White-Black segregation, and increases in White-Latino segregation relate to profound White-minority homeownership gaps? How do welfare states moderate risk profiles for poverty vary across societies?