Areas of interest
- Federalism and intergovernmental relations
- Institution and ideas
- Politics of diversity
- Indigenous politics and law
- Constitutional theory and law
- Judicial politics
- Conflict management
- Canadian politics and public policy
- Comparative politics
I am an Associate 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, constitutional law and the politics of nationalism and diversity. 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.