I am a Canadian lawyer, Trudeau Scholar and SSHRC Scholar, based at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK. I am currently working on a doctoral project that explores the role International Humanitarian Law (IHL) plays in humanitarian-military encounters in armed conflict.
I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the ‘Managing Humanitarianism’ MSc course at LSE in 2015-2016, and I conduct IHL trainings for humanitarian, military, and police actors in venues such as the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the NATO Multi-National CIMIC Group. I have consulted for the ERC-funded Individualization of War project at the European University Institute, for which I conducted field research on Protection of Civilians issues in South Sudan. In 2016 I am joining Professor Anne Orford’s ARC-funded Civil War, Intervention, and International Law project at Melbourne Law School, as a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Doctoral Fellow.
I hold a JD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS in the UK. I was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 after clerking at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Before qualifying as a lawyer, I worked in the humanitarian field, serving as Country Director for War Child Canada in Darfur, Sudan from 2009-2011. My academic and field research has been published in the National Journal of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Quarterly, Citizenship Studies, Refuge, and the Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology.