I am an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University and teach courses on development, gender, globalization, and research methods.

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 recent SSHRC-funded project, "The institutionalization of the global foreign aid network, 1960-2008," used social network analysis and cross-national statistical techniques to analyse the composition and evolution of the global bilateral foreign aid network and examines its relationship to globalization in the developing world.

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 will be 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.

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Department of Sociology

Memorial University

St. John's, NL

Canada A1C 5S7


T: (709) 864 4467

F: (709) 864 2075