I am an Assistant Professor in the department of sociology at Wake Forest University. I completed my PhD at Brandeis University, and my BA and MSSW at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research and teaching interests span a number of sociological subfields including medical sociology, inequality, social psychology, and the sociology of emotion. 

My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Mellon Foundation, and awarded by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the SSSP Social Problems Theory Division. Recent articles have been published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Problems, Symbolic Interaction, and Contexts Magazine among other outlets. I am currently preparing a book manuscript based on my research examining how families of children confronting life-threatening illnesses mobilize the resources available to them as they work to maintain hope and obtain the best possible care for their child.

Feel free to contact me at gengleam [at] wfu [dot] edu.