Inconspicuous Consumption and the Rise of the Aspirational Class
is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the arts and culture and most recently, the American consumer economy.
Her work has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Economist, the New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement.
She received her PhD from Columbia University and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.