Doctoral Research


Comparative Politics and Public Policy

Topics of Interest

Information and communication technologies, Internet governance, identity politics, gender and digital security, countering terrorism / violent extremism / hate speech, and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia.


  • PhD Student (current) in Political Science, University of Toronto
  • MA in Political Science and Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto
  • BA in Political Science, the University of British Columbia

Talks and Presentations



  • Internet Governance Forum Panel on “A Playbook for Gender Equality: How to Harness the Power of Digital Media & Emerging Tech,” Geneva, Switzerland (panelist)
  • Internet Governance Forum Panel on “Year in review: Overview of current initiatives in cybersecurity and stability,” Geneva, Switzerland (moderator)
  • International Political Science Association Panel on “Cybersecurity and Human Rights in the Online World,” Hannover, Germany (panelist)
  • Panel on “Information Technology, Gender and Terrorism,” New York City, USA, hosted by UN Women, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN (panelist)
  • Naval War College, Newport, USA (panelist / subject matter expert)
  • 6 Degrees Conference, Toronto, Canada: Exchanges: “Digital Citizenship 101: Walled Gardens and Virtual Bridges” (panelist)
  • European Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Conference, Oxford,
    UK: Roundtable on Southeast Asian elections, populism and authoritarianism (panelist)
  • Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, Bangkok, Thailand: Side event on technology and extremism (speaker)





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