I’m an assistant professor and currently acting head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, where I’ve been since 2012. Before that I was an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University, and a postdoctoral fellow in the political science departments at Carleton University, Queen’s University, and Memorial University. I received a Ph.D, which was supervised by Ken Carty, from the University of British Columbia in 2009.
- I was awarded a 2014 Rh Award for outstanding social science research contributions.
- My book Grassroots Liberals was awarded the 2014 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Prize from the American Political Science Association.
- LSE USAPP wrote a blog post about my co-authored article on private members bills and electability in Canada.
I write about representation, political parties, local government, and online political communication. I teach courses primarily on Canadian government and politics.
My work has appeared in American Journal of Political Science; Canadian Journal of Communication; Canadian Journal of Political Science; Canadian Public Policy; Commonwealth & Comparative Politics; Federal Governance; Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; Policy & Internet; Representation; and, Social Science Computer Review.
Feel free to click the links above to learn more about my work, or to download my complete CV.