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About Me

I am a PhD candidate in Politics at Princeton University where I am also completing a certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.  During the 2018-2019 academic year, I will be a Graduate Research Fellow at Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion

My current research examines polarization on gender and sexuality politics in the US and Canada.  I focus especially on how interest groups work through federal party nominations, leadership races, and party policy conventions.  This work draws on restricted materials from private archives, interviews and oral histories, newspapers, surveys, roll call voting records, party platforms, and observations from attending movement events.      

This research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton’s Fund for Canadian Studies, and Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. 

My work has been published in Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, Race & Class, and the Canadian Journal of African Studies.  Before arriving at Princeton, I received an MA in Political Studies (Gender & Politics) from Queen’s University and an Honours BA in Human Rights & Human Diversity from Wilfrid Laurier University.