I received my PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have an MA from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, developing a course for undergraduates on computational text analysis in the humanities and social sciences. I use computational methods and open source tools, principally automated text analysis, to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and organizations. I am particularly interested in developing computational tools that can bolster the way social scientists do inductive and theory-driven research. When I'm not being an academic, I love to travel, hike, and run. I also play the violin and am always looking for ways to keep that part of my life. After her time at Berkeley she will be starting as an assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University, in Boston.