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In July 2013, I joined the Department of Sociology at Yale University as an Associate Research Scientist. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and my B.A. in Psychology from Yale University. From 2007-2013 I was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina. My areas of interest include religion, immigration, theory, and culture. My book Faith Makes Us Live: Surviving and Thriving in the Haitian Diaspora was published by University of California Press in 2009.
My current work builds on the virtue ethics perspective on human action to explore prayer and religious rituals as a space for the collective enactment of virtues such a love, forgiveness, and humility. I am also interested in research and teaching related to positive sociology, understood as the study of the social preconditions of human flourishing and the common good.