I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University and a fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC). I am formerly an economic advisor at Canada’s Ministry of the Environment, lecturer at UBC, and visiting researcher at the University of Oxford.
My research focuses on energy security, environmental disasters, protest movements, and foreign intelligence liaison. I have taught courses in International Security, Environmental Politics, Disinformation and Propaganda, and Research Methods, among others. I am a recipient of numerous awards for research and leadership, including from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
I have previously worked as an analyst, project assistant, and grant writer for national and international organizations, including the Government of Canada, the United Nations, the United Nations Association in Canada, and the Northern Uganda Development Foundation. In my free time I volunteer as a translator and reviewer for the TED Open Translation Project.