I am a political scientist interested, broadly, in the politics of public policy and decision-making. I am currently a teaching fellow at Liverpool Hope University. I finished my PhD at City, University of London in fall 2016. I previously was an adjunct assistant professor at Richmond University and a visiting lecturer at City.
My doctoral research looked at EU policy coordination in the field of culture and combines two areas of study that I have been interested in since my undergraduate days: public policy and the (public) governance of culture, particularly as it relates to issues of cultural identity and cultural diversity.
I have a BA in Political Science with a double minor in Economics and Cultural Studies from McGill University (2008) and a MSc in Media Management from the University of Glasgow (2009). Before starting my PhD at King’s College in 2012, I was a lecturer for two years at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Nürnberg, Germany. I also have 10 years’ experience (on-and-off) working in the Canadian film and television industry.
Between December 2014-June 2016, I was the communications officer of the Political Studies Association (PSA)‘s Graduate Network. I am also a member of the PSA’s Equality & Diversity working group and am the current member of the Early Career Network for my institution. At City, I was the former research student representative in my department (2013-2015) and the co-creator and past co-convenor of the SASS Research Students’ Society.
Outside of academia, I love to cook (especially Thai and Indian), read (especially literary fiction and crime novels), and escape to the British countryside whenever I can. I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, and love to return home as often as possible.
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Last updated 20.4.17