I am Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and an affiliated scholar of the American Bar Foundation. I teach undergraduate classes on the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus and graduate courses as part of the tri-campus program housed on the St. George campus. I received my AB from Brown University and my PhD from Northwestern University. I have previously been on the faculties of the University at Buffalo, SUNY and the University of Denver. I consider myself a scholar of law and society, culture, race and racism, inequality, organizations, and social movements.
I am (very happily) a newcomer to Canada. Born outside Chicago, I have lived most of my life in cities across the United States, with the Great Lakes my center of gravity. I now live in Toronto with my partner Steve Hoffman (also a sociologist), our two children, two lizards, a frog, and a cute dog.