Welcome to my personal-professional website. I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at McGill University. I study political behaviour and particularly participation and motivation of online political activists. I study these phenomena in Canada and other mature democracies. Methodologically, I work with survey, census, and social media data with an additional interest in data science, machine learning, natural language processing and computational social science more generally. My work has been published or is forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Experimental Political Science, Party Politics, The Misinformation Review, and The Canadian Journal of Political Science.
I am currently a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship and work with the Media Ecosystem Observatory. I am also affiliated with the Centre for Media Technology and Democracy, the Max Bell School for Public Policy and the Network Dynamics Lab.
My research is funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, from whom I hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship. I am thankful for SSRHC and McGill – I am fortunate to have such an amazing job.
I grew up on the prairies in Winnipeg, Manitoba and miss the urban forest and magical prairie sky. In my spare time you can find me cycling, enjoying a game of spikeball in one of Montreal’s many beautiful parks, or fighting the lords of the underworld as Tarkin the Paladin.