I am a PhD Candidate in the joint program in Sociology and Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
In my dissertation, I study how new occupational groups emerge from social movement pressure, focusing on the formation of sustainability management in higher education and healthcare. I examine changes in discourse, practices, and positions to trace how this emerging field transitioned from its social movement origins to one predominantly organized by a nascent occupational group of sustainability managers. In doing so, I develop novel insights about how occupations emerge from social movement mandates and how shared understanding evolves in a social-movement initiated field.
My work focuses on social-movement initiated fields as they unfold longitudinally. I predominantly use qualitative methods (e.g. interviews and archival data analysis) alongside computational text analysis techniques, such as topic modelling, to explore changes over time.