Department of Political Science
My current research focuses on forms of political communication and the construction of identity among victims, perpetrators, and bystanders in instances of genocide, in an effort to elaborate on existing theories about genocidal policies and decision-making. Additionally, I am interested in how regimes construct their visions of an idealized, post-atrocity society and how this affects patterns of communication and development before the radicalization of the genocidal state. My thesis will compare the cases of the Rwanda and the Holocaust, under the supervision of Dr. M. Hiebert.
I have also conducted research into the dynamic between extractive industry and Indigenous land title in Latin America, as part of a SSHRC funded research project under Dr. R. Rice.