I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. I earned my PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research interests include inequality, stratification, economic and organizational sociology, and entrepreneurship. More specifically, my research agenda seeks to understand the structural forces determining who gets what, who participates and to what level they participate in the capitalist production process. To this end, I incorporate stratification theory into the study of entrepreneurship and organizations to bring new insights to questions about sources of inequality in the capitalist production process. My work sheds new light on the debate about causes of inequality in the distribution of society’s resources by studying how global and national forces shape income inequality. Through my investigation of the link between religious beliefs and social capital formation, I brings new insights to questions about cultural sources of social cohesion and exclusion. In addition, my research emphasizes the importance of organizational embeddedness in the global cultural environment by showing how transnational social exchange influences organizational change. My CV.