I am a graduate student in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. The elevator-speech of my research goes like this, “I’m trying to understand neighborhoods by analyzing the geography of photographs uploaded to the internet.” On my more ambitious days, I sometimes say that I’m developing an alternative to census tracts for measuring neighborhood-level processes. But most days I’m just looking at pictures of cats. My current project has an equal number of methodological problems — e.g. selection bias on the internet, the dreaded MAUP, and coding meaning in photographs — and theoretical quandries — e.g. why does it seem that the Chicago School of sociology completely ignored Marx? In my free time I like to dabble in union activism, listen to live music, and make nachos. Usually in that order.