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.
I've written some things for Jacobin Magazine, Africa Is A Country, rabble.ca, and more.
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.
Oral History Project
The Canadian Anti-Apartheid Oral Histories Project was produced in association with the 3rd Annual Institute of African Studies Conference & Festschrift in honour of Linda Freeman: Solidarity and Shifting Patterns of Hegemony in Southern Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, which was held on March 1st and 2nd, 2018, at Carleton University.
This Oral Histories project consists of interviews with participants of the conference – including activists, aid workers, diplomats, and politicians -- who volunteered to discuss their personal experiences as part of the anti-apartheid movement in Canada.