I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and am scheduled to defend in early December 2019. My research is motivated by an interest in ethnic and religious conflict, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. My work is grounded in extensive fieldwork.
My current book project, The Threat of Small Things: Patterns of Repression and Mobilization Against Micro-Sized Groups in Indonesia, asks why very small groups become targets of state repression and mobilization despite their economic and political insignificance. My work has been published in Citizenship Studies, Southeast Asia Research, and Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. My research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Ontario Government, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.
My research informs my teaching interests in conflict, religion and politics, East and Southeast Asian politics, and qualitative methods. I am an engaged and experienced educator with dedication to students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Prior to graduate school, I worked for Mercy Corps on peacebuilding projects in Maluku, Indonesia and at the Sustainable Transportation Policy Office at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. When off duty, I enjoy a good mystery novel, travelling, and acquiring fountain pens.