Associate Professor of Political Science, Brock University
I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University in St. Catharines. I hold a PhD in Political Science with a specialisation in political economy from Carleton University. Prior to my academic career, I worked as a journalist with the social justice-focused newspaper Catholic New Times, and as an economist with the Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service (roughly equivalent to the US Congressional Research Service), serving on various parliamentary committees, including Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. My current work focuses on copyright politics and the long-term viability of online social movements. My book, Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform, was published in 2014 by University of Toronto Press. I also teach in the area of politics and society, focusing on Australian Rules football and (ice) hockey.
What Elon Musk's destruction of Twitter tells us about the future of social media
Nov 23, 2022 05:10 am UTC| Insights & Views
Elon Musks purchase of Twitter has been a fast-moving disaster. It has also created a tangible problem for journalists, politicians, activists and academic scholars: Where do we talk to each other if or when Twitter...
Canada's COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design
Aug 14, 2020 15:17 pm UTC| Technology
The July 31 release of Canadas COVID Alert app was greeted with almost universal praise. Privacy experts applauded its strong privacy protections, echoing the official app websites extensive detailing of how your privacy...
It's time for a new way to regulate social media platforms
Jan 20, 2019 09:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology
When it came to our online lives, 2018 was revealing in its dysfunction. The just-expired years parade of scandals at Facebook alone was relentless Cambridge Analytica, its inflation of video-viewing stats that have...
Make no mistake: The USMCA is an America-first trade deal
Oct 29, 2018 19:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views
The emerging conventional wisdom around the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) seems to be that its a mediocre deal for Canada, driven by an American president who mostly cares about the agreements...
Apr 02, 2018 16:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology
The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal is fast emerging as a watershed for our increasingly digitized society. For the first time, how to regulate personal data has become a mainstream public issue, so its important that...
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