Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. I completed my PhD at the University of Michigan and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany.
My research interests are at the intersection of political and economic sociology, with a focus on global political economy and development.
My current research analyzes the rising power of Brazil, India and China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and their impact on the multilateral trading system. The project draws on 15 months of field research conducted at the WTO in Geneva, as well as in Beijing, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and Washington, involving 157 interviews with trade negotiators and other senior officials, industry representatives, and NGOs; over 300 hours of ethnographic observation; and extensive documentary research. This research was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
I have been a visiting fellow at Beijing University, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
I have longstanding interests in the social, political, and economic aspects of international trade and finance. Prior to entering academia, I worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.