About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where I teach undergraduate courses at UTSC and graduate courses at St. George. My area of expertise is Canadian and comparative politics, with a focus on federalism and the politics of nationalism, diversity and conflict. I am also the founding co-editor (with my colleague Eric Woods) of the State of Nationalism: an online, open-access portal for review articles on the study of nationalism.

I completed my doctorate at the London School of Economics. While at the LSE, I served as the co-Chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. I still act as an advisor to this world-leading research group.

Prior to joining the UofT I spent a decade working for the Government of Canada in various capacities, mainly in the areas of social policy and intergovernmental relations. Most recently, I was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, where I was a member of the small team that developed a set of fundamental reforms to Canada’s economic immigration system, known as Express Entry.