I am an Assistant Professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY. My research investigates how people engage with international politics by analyzing large bodies of texts from newspapers, government publications, and internet message boards, cross-national public opinion surveys, and in-depth interviews. Much of my work is on the Middle East and North Africa.

My research has been published in Middle East Law and Governance, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Current Sociology, Sex Roles, and Social Forces.

My latest study investigating the causes and consequences of anti-global political orientations is forthcoming at the American Journal of Sociology.