2009- Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University.
2003-2009 Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Sociology, Yale University.
2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University.
2007 Visiting Faculty, Summer Institute on Ethnicity and Society in America, Bayerisch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/Bavarian American Academy, Munich, Germany.
2007 Visiting Research Fellow, BIOS: Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics.
2006-2007 Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.
2006-2007 Non-Resident Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University.
2003 Ph.D. American Studies Program, New York University (September)
1999 M.Phil. American Studies Program, New York University
1994 B.A. in Anthropology with High Distinction, magna cum laude, University of California, San Diego
selected fellowships, awards, and honors
Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society
Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Race, Gender and Class Section of the American Sociological Association
The Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award
Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award, Association of Black Women Historians
Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Poorvu Family Award for Distinguished Interdisciplinary Teaching, Yale University
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Junior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University
Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.
Non-Resident Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University.
Donaghue Initiative in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics Research Grant, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Social Science Research Fund Grant, Yale University
Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences Grant for When ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’: Measuring Social Desirability Effects on the Expression of Biological Concepts of Race, with Hannah Brückner (Yale University) and Ann Morning (New York University)
Ann E. Plato Dissertation Fellowship, Trinity College (CT)
Trustee Dissertation Fellowship, Skidmore College
Henry Mitchell MacCracken Fellowship, New York University
Dean’s Fellowship, New York University
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key Honor Society
research and teaching interests
race and ethnicity; gender; sociology of science, technology and knowledge; health and medicine; cultural sociology; qualitative methods
American Sociological Association
Society for the Social Study of Science (4S)
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
American Anthropological Association