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Associate Professor of Political Science, Brock University

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University in St. Catharines. I hold a PhD in Political Science with a specialisation in political economy from Carleton University. Prior to my academic career, I worked as a journalist with the social justice-focused newspaper Catholic New Times, and as an economist with the Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service (roughly equivalent to the US Congressional Research Service), serving on various parliamentary committees, including Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. My current work focuses on copyright politics and the long-term viability of online social movements. My book, Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform, was published in 2014 by University of Toronto Press. I also teach in the area of politics and society, focusing on Australian Rules football and (ice) hockey.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brock University


  • 2011 
    Carleton University, PhD in Political Science, Specialisation in Political Economy
  • 2005 
    Carleton University, MA in International Affairs
  • 1997 
    University of Toronto, MA in Economics
  • 1996 
    Carleton University, BA (highest honours) in Economics and Political Science


  • 2016
    "Copyfight: Global Redistribution in the Digital Age," in Structural Redistribution for Global Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield
  • 2015
    Historical Institutionalism in Communication Studies (with Sara Bannerman), Communication Theory
  • 2014
    The False Friends Problem for Foreign Norm Transplantation in Developing Countries (with Miranda Forsyth), Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
  • 2014
    Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform, University of Toronto Press
  • 2014
    Birth of a movement: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the politicization of Mexican copyright, Policy & Internet
  • 2013
    Fair Copyright for Canada: Lessons for Online Social Movements from the First Canadian Facebook Uprising, Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • 2011
    International Copyright Treaties and Digital Works: Implementation Issues in Canada and Mexico, Australian Journal of Communication

Professional Memberships

  • International Studies Association