PhD Development Sociology, Cornell University
MS Communication, Cornell University
BA (Combined Honours) History and Political Science, University of Alberta
Political Economy of Development, Global Financialization, and Regional/Agrarian Change.
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I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University where I teach in the area of global environmental politics and critical development studies. In conjunction with colleagues and community organizations, my research examines and critiques the political ecology and political economy of industrial extraction, with a focus on the merging of corporate security and social welfare interventions in strategic oil and gas exporters. I have received various SSHRC grants for research on topics related to the political economy of hydrocarbons, substantive industrial transparency, and the contested regulation of extractive industries in oceans beyond national jurisdiction. Emerging from this work and informed by critiques of capitalism and persistent colonialism/imperialism, my current research centres on Canadian investment in the denationalization of the Mexican energy sector and financial risk in new extractive frontiers in the global oceans/seabed beyond national jurisdiction. I have given invited presentations at many venues internationally.
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