About


I received a Ph.D. in Global Environmental Politics from Yale University in 2014, with concentrations in global environmental politics, political economy, and public policy. My dissertation won the 2015 American Political Science Association's Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics.

I also hold Master's degrees in Global Environmental Politics (2011) from Yale, and in Political Science (2002), Economic Policy (2003), and Conflict and Peace Studies (2005) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. 

Between 2003 and 2006, I worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for International and European Policy of the Political Science Department at the University of Leuven, and as a research fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at the University of Leuven between 2006 and 2008. I was a visiting researcher at Yale University in the fall of 2007 and at the University of California, Berkeley in the spring of 2008. From 2009 to 2014, I coordinated the research projects of the Program on Private Authority and Environmental Governance at the Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative at Yale.

Since 2014, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Scarborough. You can find my departmental website here and here. I'm also the coordinator for the brown bag lunches of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs.