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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Département de science politique, at the Université du Québec à Montréal.


Previously, I was an Editorial Assistant for Electoral Studies and the 2019 Progressive Economics Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.


I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London (2021), an MSc in Public Policy and Management from King’s College London, and an MA in History from McMaster University.

My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, political economy, and political behaviour. I am particularly interested in the consequences of inequality on political behaviour across advanced industrialized countries. I am also interested in Canadian politics, class politics, elections, party politics, political inequality, public policy, and voting.


My doctoral research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada and Royal Holloway, University of London.


I've published papers in Party PoliticsPolitical Studies, European Political Science ReviewWest European Politics, Canadian Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Behavioral Scientist, and Statistics, Politics & Policy.

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