Welcome! I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. I study social status and status-based inequality: why people and groups are perceived as more or less valuable, and how this affects their outcomes. My first book, Market Chains (to be published by Princeton University Press) explores the role of the market in the consecration of modern artists in Paris between 1870 and 1930 – the golden era of French modernism. I also serve as principal investigator on a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation project using the New York Philharmonic archives to understand how culture emerged as a status marker in the United States. The database for that project is publicly available here. My latest work relies on experimental designs to test how the reification of employee performance in organizations shapes our willingness to accept inequality in the rewards employees receive. This project is supported by a Research Innovation grant from LSE's International Inequalities Institute. I received my PhD from Columbia University.
Here is a link to my CV.