“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
-Zora Neale Hurston
As an assistant professor of consumer science, my research agenda examines the role of debt and increasing wealth inequality over the past forty years within communities of color, among economically vulnerable populations in the U.S., and across the life course. As a quantitative researcher my work is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories from economics, social demography, and policy analysis.
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