Writing and Journalism
I’ve been writing my whole life. Short stories and journal pieces when I was younger, and online since at least 2004 through a series of now-defunct blogs. My “Flashbacks” started appearing in The Scope in 2012 and I snowballed from there.
Most recently, I’ve been writing for VICE Canada as a freelancer since February 2015, and regularly as a political columnist since June 2016. Mostly I write about federal and provincial politics and culture in Canada, but sometimes it’s nice to branch out. You can find my federal/provincial election recaps here.
I have a BA (Hons.) in political science and economics, and a MA in political science, from Memorial University. My honours thesis surveyed the political economy of 20th century Newfoundland and Labrador, while my master’s thesis explored the politics of fatphobia in contemporary English-speaking society.
Since September 2012, I have been enrolled in the political science PhD program at the University of Alberta, specializing in political theory and Canadian politics. I’m currently in the process of writing my dissertation about how the hegemonic articulation of the Canadian nation-building project has changed over the course of the 21st century, particularly in the context of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Museum of War in Ottawa. You can see some of my work at my academia.edu page.
Outside of working as a writer and scholar, I have also worked as an editor and researcher at Soul of Canada in Edmonton, as well as undertaking some freelance research work for law firms in St. John’s. I’m always looking to try something new and expand my horizons.