I completed my PhD in Political Science at York University in 2005. I taught at York University and the University of Toronto before joining Laurier, initially in the Society, Culture and Environment program (previously called Contemporary Studies) in 2012.
I most recently wrote a book on Canadian imperialism and ecological predation in Latin America with Jeffery Webber from Queen Mary College at the University of London. The book looks at the role of Canadian corporations, particularly in mining, in the violent displacement of people from their lands, the central role played by Canadian foreign and security policy in facilitating the practices of Canadian companies and community resistance to Canadian practice and policies. It offers an anti-imperialist analysis of Canadian actions in Latin America. The research has involved several trips to the region to meet with and interview people fighting Canadian companies and Canadian foreign policy.
I can supervise students working in the areas of global capitalism, imperialism, theories of social justice, Marxist theory, ecological crisis and Canada in the global south.
Academic Journal Articles and Book Chapters
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