I grew up in Grand Falls-Windsor. I spent 7 years in St. John’s attending MUN for both a BA (Hons.) and an MA in political science, cutting my teeth on Newfoundland and Canadian politics, political economy, and political theoy. I spent 4 years in Edmonton working towards a PhD in Political Science at the U of A, where I discovered a genuine love for teaching undergrads about how Canada works (or doesn’t).
Outside the academy, I’ve been doing freelance writing off and on since 2007, both at home (The Scope, The Independent, Atlantic Business Monthly, The Overcast) and abroad (VICE, Thrillist). Sometimes I show up on VOCM Nightline or CANADALAND if something funny happens in the news.
As of 2016, I’m back living in St. John’s, working full-time as a freelance writer and researcher to support both my dissertation work and – God help us – thoughtful political discourse in my home province.
Do you have a story to tell, or a research project that could use a hand? I’d love to hear about it.