I'm a PhD candidate in Sociology and Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
My primary areas of research include social movements and activism, and international development. My ongoing thesis research looks at the opposition to international solidarity campaigns in Canada, including boycott campaigns. I've published on topics including Canadian development aid policy and Occupy Wall Street, and my Masters' research was a political economy critique of post-development theory.
Over the past few years I have also been an active organizer in the student movement, as well in human rights activism.
I am currently working on my PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Justin Paulson. My research project is titled "Opposition to Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) from South Africa to Israel," and it aims to compare the different forms that boycott campaigns have taken in Canada, with an emphasis on campaigns targeting South Africa and Israel, and the methods and strategies used by opponents to counter them.
I have two peer reviewed publications, including an article on Canadian development aid policy in Studies in Political Economy (2015), and a book chapter on Occupy Wall Street in the edited volume A World to Win: Social Movements and Counter Hegemony, edited by Carroll & Sarker (2016). I've also written for Jacobin Magazine and rabble.ca. Follow the link to learn more.