Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD in Political Science from McGill University in 2007 and my BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1995. I have been teaching at Laurier since 2006.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research encompasses both historical and contemporary studies of Canadian citizenship, multiculturalism, immigration and refugee policy. At present I am working on two main streams of research: the first explores changes to Canadian citizenship acquisition, maintenance and revocation in the 21st century, and the second surveys Canadian policies towards asylum seekers in the post-Second World War period.
I have also been working on Canada-U.S. border control policies in the post-9/11 period.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am interested in supervising graduate students in most any area of Canadian politics (but especially with respect to institutions and the policy-making process) as well as both Canadian and comparative citizenship, multiculturalism, immigration and refugee policy.
Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Canadian Border Control, 1867-1967. (2013).
“Restricting Rights, Losing Control: The Politics of Control over Asylum Seekers in Liberal-Democratic States – Lessons from the Canadian Case, 1950-1989.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. (2010).
“A Long-Standing Canadian Tradition: Citizenship Revocation and Second-Class Citizenship under the Liberals, 1993-2006.” Journal of Canadian Studies. (2008).
Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science [Editor and Contributor, Fifth Edition]. (forthcoming).