My research lies at the intersection of the fields of sociolegal studies, science studies, social movements, and social theory. My current work on independent midwifery and birth activism in the United States investigates the complex and subtle ways in which law shapes social movements, and explores how activists use “science” as a strategic resource in their struggles. I also study episodes in the production of criminological knowledge to explore the development of professional criminology in the United States and comprehend the significance of the reemergence of forensics to the field.  I teach courses and conduct tutorials in criminological theory, law and society, science studies, and social theory, as well as an introductory course in sociology.