I am a political economist with teaching and research interests in environmental governance and socio-economic development. I received my Ph.D. in political science from York University in 2012 after receiving an M.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in 2006. As a scholar, I am trained in the interdisciplinary fields of critical international political economy and development studies. My research goal is to create knowledge about relationships among environmental governance, sustainable development, and social justice at global and local levels. I serve as a member of the board of directors for the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, Food First NL (formerly the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador), and the People and the Sea Film Festival.
- International and comparative political economy
- Development and environmental change (e.g. fisheries)
Environmental politics and policy
- Market-oriented environmental policy and governance (e.g. eco-certification and eco-labeling)
- Global environmental governance