Freelance writer on Social Policy, Politics, Media and History
I am well-versed in in-depth research and writing in a range of disciplines and subjects, including Politics, Media and Cultural Studies.
I completed my BA (Honours) with a joint major in History and Cultural Studies in 2001, my Masters in Theory, Culture and Politics in 2003, am PhD-ABD in Social and Political Thought (York U). I have earned awards and academic honours at every level of studies. These include six undergraduate essay prizes, a 'magna cum laude' for my Masters thesis, and 'highest distinction' awards for comprehensive examinations for my doctorate. I was awarded four OGS merit scholarships for graduate work.
I have presented papers at international conferences, including the Deleuze Conference (Trent U) in 2004, 'The Learneds' Conference in London, ON in 2005, and the ISSEI Conference in Malta in 2006. The paper presented in London on the development of the legal clinic system in Ontario (with two co-authors) was later published as a chapter in _Social and Human Sciences Research for a Global Civil Society: Research Communication, Public Discourse, and Citizen Engagement_.
My current work involves research and writing on colonial American and Canadian history with a focus on the United Empire Loyalists and the War of 1812. Other work includes the completion of a book on post-modern treatments of capitalism from a social and economic justice point-of-view, wherein I argue that post-modern (or 'post-Marxian') thought represents a trend of de-politicization and a retreat of 'the social'.
Prior to embarking on academic work, I was a columnist on social policy with two newspapers, an advocate on disability and poverty issue and a freelance artist.