My work examines emotion and inequalities broadly and in a range of social contexts (leisure, work, healthcare, news and social media). I am interested in how our emotions are shaped by social connections and our positions in social hierarchies (social class, gender, race).
My prior research has focused on the emotional labor of men in nursing and the ways in which individual men and healthcare organizations reconcile masculinity with a caring profession. My other projects have examined the emotional dynamics of sports fandom, sexual assumptions in clinical trials and healthcare, and the emotional dimensions of risk.
My book, Practical Feelings: Emotions as Resources in a Dynamic Social World, is set to be published in spring 2022 with Oxford University Press.