I have an eclectic range of research interests. Currently, I have two key areas that I am actively studying.
First, I study animals. Through a sociological perspective, I am interested in the ways in which animals relate to humanity and the consequences and harms involved, for both. A key area I am focusing in involves the intersection of animal and interpersonal abuse, working with the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) at the University of Windsor.
Second, I study food. Whether it's using a criminal, harm-based, ethical, or pragmatic perspective, I am interested in applying a critical sociological-criminological lens on foodstuffs and food processes. Essentially I am seeking to problematize current neoliberalized food industries and consumption cultures, founded in an understanding of food as the most significant nexus between what is 'the social' and what is 'nature'.
SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship