Research

My research investigates how civil society actors interact with state and non-state actors in key areas of our political economy like energy, climate change and trade. In my doctoral research — supervised by Dr. Steven Bernstein and Dr. Kate Neville — I study the governance, evolution and outcomes of contested energy infrastructure projects in Canada. I am interested in how authority and political opportunities have shifted over time in the governance of contentious transboundary energy infrastructure projects to explain the recent wave of stalled and failed projects. This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.

My research interests more generally include global environmental politics, energy transitions, civil society, international political economy, and international trade and investment.

Recent publications

What Kind of Civil Society? Debating Trade at the WTO Public Forum,” Journal of  World Trade 52(1): 113–142, 2018 (co-authored with Erin Hannah, James Scott and Rorden Wilkinson)

Carbon Disclosure and Global Decarbonization: The Case of CDP,” Environmental Governance Lab (EGL), University of Toronto, 2017

TTIP, ‘Truth’ and the Future of Global Trade” (Review of TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership by Ferdi de Ville & Gabriel Siles-Brügge), Global Justice 10(1), 2017

Regulatory Harmonization in International Trade: A Categorical or Conditional Imperative?” University of Toronto Journal of Political Science 1(1): 41-7, 2016 (co-authored with Michael Faubert)

Recent conference papers

“Governing Stakeholders in the Anthropocene: Pipelines, Power and Private Politics,” 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance, 5-9 November

Conceptualizing Change in the International Investment Regime Complex,” International Studies Association, 4 April 2018

Forthcoming conference papers

“Explaining Variation in Contentious Energy Infrastructure Project Outcomes in Canada,” 2019 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, 27-30 March