About Me

Welcome to my website. I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University. Before joining SFU, I was Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. I am Mohawk from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation (Tyendinaga).

From January-August 2023, I am a Senior Fellow at the Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

My general research interests are in political sociology; economic sociology; law; fiscal sociology; Indigenous-settler relations; racialization; settler colonialism; Indigenous policy; sociology of knowledge and expertise; and governmentality. My work has been published in Law & Society Review, Economy & Society, Critical Social Policy, Canadian Review of Sociology, and Surveillance & Society. Please see my publications page to access .pdf copies of my work.

My research agenda is currently focussed on the relationship between taxation, taxpayer identity, colonialism, and anti-Indigenous politics; and the institutional construction of policy knowledge and expertise in relation to Indigenous nations. My research is supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

My public scholarship has been published in The Conversation, and featured in The Tyee, Two Row Times, and the National Post. My research has also been covered by media outlets, such as Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN), Press Progress, AlbertaPolitics.ca, and Rabble.ca

I welcome inquiries from prospective students interested in pursuing graduate studies in sociology at SFU.

I currently serve the Chair of the Canadian Sociological Association’s Research Advisory Subcommittee.