I live in the fantastic global city of Toronto, Canada. My roots are small town, and I grew up in the eastern Ontario community of Napanee. From there I moved down the road to Kingston, where I completed my B.A. in Political Studies at Queen's University. Being in Kingston throughout most of my 20`s, this time period may have involved one or two (or many) Tragically Hip concerts. 


My graduate school experience began at Carleton University and is in Canadian Studies, with a specialization in Women's Studies. I then moved from the nation's capital across the country to the University of Calgary where in between skiing the Rockies, I finished my PhD in Political Science in 2005. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at Ryerson University located in downtown Toronto. 


1998 - 2005 

University of Calgary

PhD in Political Science

1996 - 1998

Carleton University

MA in Canadian Studies

1991 - 1995

Queen's University at Kingston

B.A. in Political Studies