I hold an MA and a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University, and I joined the Women's Studies faculty at Trent University in 2001. My research focuses on the global political economy of health, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa and more recently, Bolivia. My most recent publication (2004) is Neoliberalism and HIV/AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Globalization's Pandemic, which is part of Palgrave-Macmillan's International Political Economy Series. My current research examines the implications of the emerging 'securitization' of viral spread for public health policy, and for conceptions and approaches to human rights and citizenship more broadly.
Recent Health-related Publications and Presentations:
Neoliberalism and AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Globalization's Pandemic (London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2004).
'The Securitization of African HIV/AIDS ... Whose Security?' paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, March 2004.
'The Other War on Drugs', Presented as part of the Trent Institute for Political Economy Speaker Series, February 2004.
'Global Neoliberalism and AIDS Policy: Institutional Responses to Sub-Saharan Africa's Pandemic' in Studies in Political Economy, No.. 73, Spring/Summer 2004.
'Engendering Health and Globalization: Women and AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa' paper presented at the annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Portland, Oregon, February 2003.
'Lessons Learned, Future Directions -- The National Network of Environments and Women's Health' and 'Interdisciplinary Knowledge Networks: Social and Technical Considerations in Strengthening Knowledge Sharing and Research Capacity', presented at the Annual Partner's Meeting of the National Network of Environments and Women's Health, Winnipeg, January 2002.
'Multidisciplinary, Global Networks: A Model and Protocol to Enhance Medicinal Plants Research and Collaboration in the South', presented at the IDRC-hosted international meeting 'International Networking for Medicinal Plants: Toward a Global Strategy', Neemrana, India, November 1999.
WMST 100: Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 201: Feminist Research
WMST-POST 388: The Politics of Gender and Globalization
WMST 496H: Gender and Science