Her ethnographic research addresses housing transitions of older adults from a
network perspective. As health, mobility and kin and peer networks alter, she explores
how older adults contemplate their homes and its contents. She studies housing transitions
because, while aging in place is often preferred and cost-effective, inevitably some
older adults will undertake the emotional and physical labor, as well as the negotiation
of medical, financial and long-term care infrastructures, involved in relocation.