Hello and welcome to this this website

Here you will find details of my professional work as a Political Science Professor at the University of Guelph. Much of this website relates to my research, generously funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. 

Since 2007 I have been a faculty member at the University of Guelph, and I was appointed a full professor in 2013. From 2002-2007 I was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Political Studies Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Before this time, from 1999-2002, I was Assistant Visiting Professor at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (now ESCP-Europe).

In my work, I focus on Comparative Indigenous Politics in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, United States. I have also worked expensively in the areas of International Relations, American foreign policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and critical race theory.  My mother's family is Trinidadian Indian and my father's family is originally from Scotland but goes back many generations in Nova Scotia. Since these roots have been important in my upbringing and influence the direction of my work, I inevitably bring a multicultural perspective to pressing issues in political science which I hope creates a useful angle through which to assess some aspects of international and domestic politics. Please feel free to have a look and explore my articles, chapters, and books, read my blog and check out my links page. You will also find information on my research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada.

As you will see I have two active SSHRCC Insight Grants:

"Complex Sovereignties: Theory and Practice of Indigenous-Self Determination in Settler States and the International System”  

“Bi-Nationalism as a form of Aboiginal-Settler Reconciliation in a Multicultural Context: What Can Canada Learn from New Zealand's Model of Power-Sharing?”

I supervise numerous students at the MA and PhD levels and am always happy to welcome inquiries for supervision and paid graduate research work!