I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) at Western University in Political Science. My research lies at the intersection of contemporary political theory and cultural studies.

My dissertation investigates cultural appropriation. It asks:

  • What does it mean to claim that you are a member of a culture? Do certain criteria have to be met?
  • Can cultural property be justified?
  • Does cultural appropriation cause harm?

I am also a Research Associate at the Learning Network an initiative based at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University. The Learning Network is a provincial knowledge translation initiative on the continuum of gender-based violence (GBV). We are funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of the Status of Women.