Research Interests: Contemporary Political Theory, Cultural Studies, Politics of Identity


PhD Candidate (ABD), Western University
September 2013 – Present

  • Dissertation: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation
  • Comprehensive Exams: Political Theory and International Relations

MA, Wilfrid Laurier University
September 2012 – August 2013

BA (HONS), Queen’s University
September 2007 – April 2012


Instructor, POLS 2295G: Political Theory Through Science Fiction
Huron University College, Winter 2021

Instructor, POLS 2297F: Citizenship, Borders, and the State
Huron University College, Fall 2020

Instructor, POLS 1020E: Introduction to Political Science
Brescia University College, Winter 2019

Instructor, POLS 2102A: Capitalism and Democracy
Western University, Fall 2017 and Fall 2018

Research Experience

Research Associate
Centre For Research and Education On Violence Against Children And Women, June 2017 – Present

  • Author and contribute to articles, reports, and newsletters
  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge exchanges (e.g. in-person forums, performances, webinars)

Research Assistant
Western University, 2017

  • Project: Tradition & Transition among the Labrador Inuit
  • Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Alcantara

refereed publications


Selected Online Resources

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference (2015 – 2021)
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics Annual Conference (2015 – 2018)
  • Canadian Society of Women in Philosophy Annual Conference (2017)
  • Association of Political Theory Annual Conference (2015, 2017)
  • Intersections/Cross-sections Graduate Conference (2016)
  • Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts Conference (2014)

Guest Lectures

  • “Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation” for Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus (Winter, 2021)
  • “Cultural Appreciation Versus Cultural Appropriation” for Lerners LLP (Summer, 2019)
  • “Radical Feminism” for Women, Sex, & Politics, Western University (Winter, 2018)
  • “Simone de Beauvoir” for Introduction to Political Theory, Western University (Winter, 2017)
  • “Subject Appropriation: The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal” for Critical Philosophy of Race, West Chester University (Winter, 2017)
  • “Cultural Appropriation” for Professional Development Day, London Arts Council (Winter, 2017)
  • “Foucault on Knowledge” for Introduction to Political Theory, Western University (Winter, 2016)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Finalist for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize (2017)
  • PSAC 610 Scholarship for Community Involvement (2017)
  • Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship (2016 – 2017)
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship (2013 – 2017)
  • Social Science Dean Graduate Scholarship (2013)


  • Gender-based Analysis Plus Course (Status of Women Canada)
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence on Campus Training (Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children)
  • Scientist-Knowledge Translation Training (Hospital for Sick Children)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works)

Professional Service

Manuscript Reviewer, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review

Vice President, Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (May 2016 – Present)

SELECTED Community-Based Positions

London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council, Project Coordinator (Dec 2016 – Nov 2018)

Elder Abuse London Middlesex, Project Coordinator (Feb 2015 – Sept 2017)

London & District Distress Centre, Program Assistant (Aug 2014 – Sept 2016)

Kingston Interval House, Business Development Project Assistant (June – Aug 2012)