About me

Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto. I am also a research associate at the Munk School’s Environmental Governance Lab and a research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project. I live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

My research investigates how civil society actors interact with state and non-state actors in key areas of our political economy like energy, climate change and trade. My research interests more generally include energy and environmental politics, contentious politics, international political economy, comparative politics, public policy, and international trade and investment. My work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of World Trade, and Global Justice.

In my doctoral research, supervised by Dr. Steven Bernstein and Dr. Kate Neville, I explain why, in the last several years, mega oil sands pipelines have not been built. This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

In January 2021, I am taking up a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Dr. Kathryn Harrison, to work on the comparative politics of anti-fossil fuel infrastructure campaigns.