I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My research focuses on how organizations and institutions navigate unexpected disruptions and uncertain futures, especially in the context of the growing costs of climate change and related natural disasters. My teaching interests include Economic Sociology, Organizational Theory, Sociology of Risk and Regulation, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sociology and Sustainability, Quantitative and Comparative Research Methods, Social Simulations, Public Policy, and Sociological Theory.
My dissertation combines advanced statistical, computational, and historical-comparative methods to explain the resilience of homeowner insurance systems amidst intensifying hurricane shocks along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast between 1991 and 2013.
Other projects investigate the effects of worsening wildfires on insurance and property markets in the U.S., technological, organizational, and regulatory innovations in response to climate change-related (insurance) market disruptions, and the legislative and regulatory effects of natural hazards.
In a past life, I worked as a management consultant restructuring near-bankrupt companies in Germany and as a leveraged finance banker in London where I directly witnessed the build-up and collapse of the subprime mortgage and private equity market.