I am a Postdoctoral Visitor in the Department of Political Science at Glendon College, York University. My research in contemporary political theory centers on questions about democracy and difference. My primary research interests include identity and belonging, citizenship and democratic membership, multiculturalism, and race and ethnic politics.
My current book project argues that there are distinctive reasons of self-definition that justify policies of recognition, in addition to widely discussed reasons of equality. Through an examination of policies of recognition in action I develop principles to guide the practice of recognition. Examples of recognition in practice include state apologies for historical injustice and state-supported museums of human history.
I hold a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in political science from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. from Oberlin College. Prior to my work in academia, I worked as a policy analyst with the Government of Canada, through the Accelerated Economist Training Program and at the Treasury Board Secretariat.