Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D. Sociology, with a specialization in Political Economy (Carleton University)
Areas of Undergraduate Teaching
Areas of Graduate Teaching
My research documents the rise of new state spaces and novel conceptions of political administrative power in Canada.
I draw on insights taken from a variety of theoretical perspectives -- including the governmentality literature, political economy, and science and technology studies -- and utilize a range of methods, including archival research, critical discourse analysis, and expert interviews.
My research is focused on three core areas:
1) Urban and regional governance: Exploring the legacies of managerialism in Canadian municipalities from the early twentieth century to the present period. How has the city, along with its attendant services and infrastructures, been historically framed as an object of administration?
2) Organization studies and the institutional production of knowledge: Exploring the mundane sociotechnical practices that underpin the everyday governance of public services. How are services at a range of disparate sites rendered governable from an administrative centre?
3) Sociology of expertise: Exploring how different actors make claims to credibility in the policy-making process, and exploring how these claims are negotiated and at times contested.