I am a sociologist and musician based in New Jersey. I write and teach about race, immigration, civil society, culture, and music. I work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick-NJ in the Department of Sociology. I earned my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Davis in 2015. I then moved to the United Kingdom and held a two-year postdoc at the University of Oxford where I was Marie Curie Fellow at the International Migration Institute and Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College.
In addition to my research and teaching, I'm an occasional jazz guitarist. Over the past decade, I 've performed hundreds of gigs with outstanding jazz musicians from my home state of California, Oxford/Oxfordshire, and most recently in the NYC/Tri-State area.
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