I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California Irvine and a William F. Podlich Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy. My research interests include social movements, political sociology, and the sociology of culture. I hold an M.A. in Sociology from the University of California Irvine, an M.P.A. in Public Affairs from Washington State University, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College.