I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at York University’s Glendon College.
My research bridges the sociological study of politics, nationalism, immigration and gender to examine how contests for political power shape the incorporation of ethno-religious minorities in largescale immigration countries. In a current study, I focus on the impact of party political debates over Islamic religious coverings in circumscribing the boundaries of nationhood in France and Canada (including Québec). I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 2015 and subsequently held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. My research has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Nations and Nationalism, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Recherches Sociographiques, as well as in edited volumes. My book – Unveiling the Nation: The Politics of Secularism in France and Québec – was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in Spring 2019: https://www.mqup.ca/unveiling-the-nation-products-9780773556294.php?page_id=119774&.