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.
Fall 2019 Office Hours
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Department of Sociology
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7
T: (709) 864 4467
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