CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Each of my degrees have been awarded in the field of Politics and Political Studies, where I have focused on Contemporary Political Theory and the History of Political Thought. As a scholar and as an educator, my interest is in studying the politics of space, and in particular the way we shape, and are in turn shaped by, our physical environments. This means that my research and teaching crosses and interrogates the boundaries between disciplines like Political Theory, Urban Studies, and Geography.  My dissertation is titled “The Method of Utopia: Critical Urbanism and the Ideal City.”

Doctor of Philosophy (Ongoing) The New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

Master of Arts (Spring 2010) The New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

Master of Arts (Fall 2007) Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Spring 2006) Queens University, Kingston, ON

AWARDS

Dissertation Fellowship (2015/2016) The New School for Social Research

Frank Altschul Fellowship (2014/2015) The New School for Social Research

Kenneth Roemer Innovative Course Design Award (2013) Society for Utopian Studies

University Teaching Fellowship (2012-Present) Parsons: The New School for Design

University Teaching Fellowship (2012-Present) Eugene Lang College

University Fellowship (2010-2012) New School for Social Research

Dean’s Honours List (2005/2006) Queen’s University

CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Presented a paper entitled “The Space of No-Place: Utopia and Urban Spatiality” at the 2014 Western Political Science Association, in Seattle WA.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: History and Futurity in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis” at the 2013 Society for Utopian Studies Conference in Charleston, SC.
  • Presented a paper entitled “For a Utopia with a Punch Line: Comedy, Tragedy, and the Utopian Form of Writing” at the 2013 American Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Il.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Guilty Gardens: On the Unnatural Nature of the Utopian Landscape” at the 2013 Utopian Studies Society Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Eagle and the Owl: Utopia and Immanent Critique” at the 2013 Western Political Science Association Conference in Hollywood, CA.
  • Presented a paper entitled “A Republic of Shame: Pride, Plato, and the Politics of Shame in Thomas More’s Utopia” at the 2012 Society for Utopian Studies Conference in Toronto, ON.
  • Presented a paper entitled “A Republic of Shame: Pride and the Problem of Punishment in Thomas More’s Utopia” at the 2012 Western Political Science Association Conference in Portland, OR.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Strange Bedfellows: Or, What is so Machiavellian about Thomas More?” at the 2011 conference “Amplification and Resistance: Introducing the Politics of the Globe,” hosted by the New School for Social Research in New York, NY.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Making Sense of the Camp: Arendt, Agamben, and the Aporia of Auschwitz” at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Devil We Know: Reflections on the Violence and Humanism of Niccolò Machiavelli” at the 2011 Western Political Science Association Conference in San Antonio, TX.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Mere Life and Death: Carl Schmitt, Liberal Individualism and the Existential Decision” at the 2009 New York State Political Science Association Conference in New York, NY.