Non-Academic Work

Educational Web Series — Writing and Curriculum Design

I researched and wrote episodes for Crash Course Sociology, an educational webseries produced by Complexly Inc. for the YouTube channel Crash Course (10 million subscribers). Topics covered include research methods, race theory, gender theory, social development, income inequality, and social mobility.

The playlist below includes all videos I wrote for the series:


During my tenure at the Brookings Institution, I was a regular contributor to the blog Social Mobility Memos and also acted as managing editor for the blog from June 2014 through July 2015. The following lists a selection of the blogs I wrote during my time there.

Unpaid Internships: Support Beams for the Glass Floor, July 7, 2015

In a Land of Dollars: Deep Poverty and its Consequences, May 7, 2015

Measuring Relative Mobility, Part 1 and Part 2, April 27 and 28, 2015

The Inheritance of Education, Oct. 27, 2014

Where have all the good men gone?: Gender differences in marriageability, Oct. 8, 2014

Saving Horatio Alger: The Data Behind the Words (and the Lego Bricks), Aug 21, 2014

Are Obama and Ryan Proposals for an EITC Expansion Pro- or Anti- Mobility, Aug 1, 2014

Policies to Expand Women’s Opportunity, July 2, 2014

The Fathering Gap and Social Mobility, June 27, 2014

Opposites Don’t Attract: Assortative Mating and Social Mobility, Feb 20, 2014

Gender Gaps in Relative Mobility, Nov 12, 2013

Obamacare and Social Mobility, Oct 2, 2013