I research the political sociology of international development and globalization. My current program of research has two concentrations: (1) foreign aid as a transnational process of development; and (2) gender and political power in the developing world.
My current SSHRC-funded Insight Grant, "Developing Conformity: Foreign Aid and the Diffusion of Global Norms" (2016-2021), employs cross-national statistical analysis to examine the role of foreign aid and other forms of development finance in the diffusion of global norms.
I am interested in working with graduate students with research interests in the sociology of development and globalization, especially on topics related to foreign aid.
I am on sabbatical leave from Memorial in 2016-2017. During that time I will be a Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Department of Sociology
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7
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