I am a sociologist, whose research focuses on the study of professionals and organizations as actors and sites of interconnected social, cultural, economic transformations in contemporary society. My areas of interest therefore are situated at the crossroads of economic and cultural sociology, and the sociology of organizations, professions, and occupations.
I am currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I hold a PhD in from the New School for Social Research. My recent research examines how the processes of destination marketing constitute the commodification of national narratives in global markets of tourism; and how economic crisis and technological innovation change practices and relations of production and employment in freelance journalism.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the India-China Institute/Starr Foundation.