PhD Candidate Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Political Science
Research Associate, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)
Research Interests Immigration and Refugee Policy, Migration, Political Economy, Political Parties, Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Development, Citizenship and Democracy, Political Economy of Latin America
Provisional Dissertation Title: A Radical Departure? The Politics and Practice of Immigration and Refugee Policy under the Conservative Party of Canada (2006-2014)

Conference Presentations:
At the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Annual Congress, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 27, 2014

  • A Change of Heart or a Rhetorical Blue Sweater for “Ethnic Voters”? The Long March From Reform to Pragmatic (Neo)Conservatism and its Relevance for Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Policy

At CARFMS 2014 (Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies) Annual Conference, Centre de Recherche en Droit Public (CRDP), Université de Montréal et Chaire de Recherche en Immigration, Ethnicité et Citoyenneté (CRIEC), Université du Québec à Montréal, May 8, 2014

  • Finding Coherence in the Immigration and Refugee Policies of the Conservative Party of Canada (2006-2013)

At the 7th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Graduate Research Conference, University of Toronto, January 30, 2014

  • “Style and Substance: The Conservative Party of Canada and the Politics of Citizenship, (Im)migration and Multiculturalism”

At the Centre for Refugee Studies 8th Annual Student Conference- Identity & Belonging: Experiencing Forced Migration and the Role of Community, Participation and Collaboration, York University, Toronto, April 27, 2013

  • “Mapping Theoretical and Political Approaches to Immigrants and Refugees in Contemporary Canada”