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 completed my doctorate at the London School of Economics in 2012. 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 University of Toronto, 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 a small team working to develop a set of fundamental reforms to Canada’s economic immigration system, known as the Expression of Interest model.