I hold a PhD in Political Science with specializations in Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Economy. I am based at Dalhousie University in the departments of International Development Studies and History. My academic research focuses on colonial state formation on the one hand, and the ongoing implications of colonial encounters internationally. I have also worked for the Federal Public Service and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada prior to becoming a professor. I have also worked as a newspaper editor for a community paper in Ottawa called The Leveller while pursuing doctoral studies.