About Me

I’m a postdoctoral fellow and associate director of The Freedom Project at Wellesley College.

I received my PhD in sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, my MA in regional economic & social development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and my BA in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston.

My research interests include economic sociology and political sociology with a focus on the politics of taxation and social policy. My current research project looks at the growing use of tax credits as social policy and its effect on child poverty in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

I’m also in the very early stages of my next project on the comparative politics of housing-related tax benefits (home mortgage interest deduction, tax exemption for capital gains on sale of principle residence, exclusion of net imputed rental income, and state and local tax deduction) in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

I live in Beverly, MA with my wonderful spouse, Mary, and our beautiful baby, Cecily. You can follow me on Twitter here.