I am an Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. My research interests include social movements, gender and sexuality studies, transnational sociology, and qualitative research methods. My doctoral work focused on the tactical use of language in the context of social movements, and on the impact and strategic relevance of culture in the creation and diffusion of contentious discourses. My dissertation centered on LGBT organizing in contemporary China, and the book manuscript is currently under contract with Temple University Press. You can read more about that by clicking below.