My research interests include Crime, Deviance, & Social Control; Political Sociology; Work, Economy, & Organizations; and Gender, Race, & Class. I use a political economic approach to examine a variety of political, social, and economic outcomes. My current research includes a political economic analysis of legislative changes to the federal minimum wage since the late 1940s. A second project uses a time-series design to identify the social, political, and economic determinants of the sharp growth in U.S. income inequality. Other work includes a pooled time-series analysis of the sociopolitical determinants of state-level changes to medical marijuana laws.