Instructor of Record 

LGBTQ Politics: Policy and Representation

4th Year, Western University 

Winter 2022

Increasing representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people in politics is of fundamental concern to contemporary political debates and the study of political science. Key questions include the process (why is this recognition occurring?) and the terms (how are LGBTQ+ identities defined by the state?) of recognition, as well as the effects of this representation in policymaking and electoral politics (how does the presence of LGBTQ+ identities change policymaking?). This course links a theoretical exploration of LGBTQ+ identity with recent empirical research on policy change and political representation in Western democracies. We will discuss and apply a range of theories that explain policy change and the growing presence of LGBTQ+ identities in legislatures.

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Teaching Assistant 

Foundations of Canadian Government and Politics 

2nd Year, Western University 

Fall 2021 

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to how political scientists study Canadian politics. It does so by surveying the institutional and non-institutional forces that drive cooperation and conflict in this country and equips students to answer the following questions: What patterns of cooperation and conflict exist in Canada and what explains those patterns? 

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Statistics and Data Analysis II: The Basics of Regression
ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
Summer 2021; Summer 2022

The course covers bivariate linear regression, multiple linear regression, and more advanced topics including interactive regression models and logistic regression. Focus will be placed on application, interpretation, and presentation of results, and concepts will be illustrated with substantive social science examples. The course will also cover what regression can and cannot do with regard to causal inference.

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science 
3rd Year, King's University College at Western University 
Winter 2021

This course introduces students to a range of methodological approaches to questions in political science. Students will become familiar with qualitative and quantitative data sources and ways of using each to address political issues.

Research Methods in Political Science 
3rd Year, Western University 
Fall 2017; Fall 2018; Fall 2019

This course introduces students to basic concepts and methods of research in the social sciences and, in particular, in political science. Students will learn about how the scientific method of research can be applied to the study of human behavior, adopting both qualitative or quantitative methods of analysis.

Canadian Government and Politics 
2nd Year, Western University 
Fall 2016/Winter 2017

This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts, institutions, processes, issues, political cleavages and challenges in Canadian governance and politics.