I am currently a SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. I was previously the Skelton-Clark Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian affairs in the Political Studies department at Queen's University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.
My main research project looks at the effects that Canadian multicultural policies have for immigrant inclusion as well as for majority group attitudes towards diversity. Specifically, I look at the role of immigrant language proficiency and accents in shaping both these outcomes.
My other research focuses on the question of federalism, regionalism and policy choices. Policymakers prioritize issues, citizens hold government levels responsible for competencies, taxpayers have policy and spending preferences, and voters make party choices. This second axis of research therefore aims at answering the following question: How does the way in which policy choices are shaped vary across regions?
I am also the Canadian principal investigator of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), an international project which aims to measure policy attention through the analysis of policy agendas. Moreover, I am a member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) as well as a research fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR) at Queen's University
Other research interests: public policy, policy agendas, decision-making, problem definition, Canadian federalism, ideology, electoral behaviour, political methodology, empirical and statistical analysis.
Canadian CAP website (in progress)
My Academia.edu profile
My Google Scholar profile
- Two Regionalisms, One Mechanism : How Identity Shapes Support for Decentralisation (with Mike Medeiros), Comparative European Politics, 2021.
- Unified Voters in a Divided Society: Party System Integration in Belgium (with Mike Medeiros and Chris Chhim), Regional and Federal Studies, 2020.