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


PhD Candidate (ABD), Political Science, Western University
Sept 2013 – Present

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

MA, Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Sept 2012 – Aug 2013

BA (HONS), Political Studies, Queen’s University
Sept 2007 – Apr 2012


Instructor, Political Science 2237E: Introduction to Political Theory
Huron University College, Winter 2022

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

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

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

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

Research Experience

Research Associate
Learning Network, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, June 2017 – Present

  • Author and contribute to knowledge products (e.g. newsletters, briefs) that share gender-based violence research and explore implications for service providers, researchers, and policy-makers
  • Facilitate knowledge exchanges (e.g. in-person and virtual forums, performances, webinars) that center and create space for diverse voices
  • Collaborate and build meaningful relationships with community partners

Research Assistant
Political Science, Western University, June – Sept 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)

Selected 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)
  • “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)

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 (Women and Gender Equality 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
  • American Sociological Review

Vice President, Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (May 2016 – Mar 2022)

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 (Jun – Aug 2012)