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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology department at Indiana University. My research examines racial inequality in the metropolitan United States. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms that facilitate or prevent the formation of racially diverse and integrated neighborhoods.

My primary work involves analysis of both U.S. Census and individual-level data to understand how and why residential segregation persists. My other technical projects have examined—and sought to improve—the methods researchers use to assess neighborhood racial/ethnic change and stability. I also research trends in Asian American (racialized) assimilation, with a keen interest in the rise of “ethnoburb” communities.

You can find some of my work in Sociological Methods & Research, Social Science Research, Annual Review of Sociology, and Contexts. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation GRFP and the Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University.