I am a doctoral candidate in Department of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my MA in regional economic & social development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and my BA in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston. I’ve been a research assistant for the City of Lawrence Redevelopment Authority and a summer research fellow at the Beacon Hill Institute.
My research interests include economic sociology, political sociology, comparative and historical methods, fiscal sociology, welfare states, sociology of economics, and public policy. My current research projects include a comparison of F.A. Hayek and Jurgen Habermas on positivism, an analysis of national and world culture approaches to anti-black labor legislation in South Africa and the United States, and an examination of the adversarial thesis as it applies to recent changes in Canadian taxation. You can find more information on this website. You can find my CV here.
I’m originally from Lowell, Massachusetts where we couldn’t tell you anything about Jack Kerouac but ask us about Micky Ward. The city and it’s rich history have been the source of my sociological imagination for as long as I can remember. I like to think I had a number of lessons on race, class, gender, politics, and urban economics long before I took my first sociology class in college. At the same time, I have the upmost appreciation for all the professors who nurtured my curiousity and introduced me to a new world of ideas. My intellectual influences include Max Weber, F.A. Hayek, and Viviana Zelizer.
I live in Beverly, MA with my wonderful wife, Mary. I am currently an adjunct instructor at the University at Albany and Emmanuel College in Boston. You can follow me on Twitter here.