I am a recent graduate of the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago where I completed my PhD in psychological anthropology. My research focuses on gender identity and moral development, particularly how entrenched cultural institutions like religion and education shape identities by socializing children and adolescents in certain ways. Employing a range of methods, theories, and perspectives, this research has taken me to conducting experimental social psychology studies, to recording and coding parent-child interactions, and—most recently—to two years of ethnographic fieldwork in northern Thailand where I studied boys and young men who temporarily ordained as Buddhist novice monks for several years.

I also do web development work.