I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology at Yale University. My dissertation, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, is titled "Son Preference and Sex Selection in Azerbaijan." It examines how prenatal sex selection gained traction in the South Caucasus. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked for the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC and received an MA in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University. I live in Shelburne, VT with my husband, daughter, and cat.