My background in academic research has given me a nuanced understanding of research communications. I translate complex academic ideas into accessible storytelling.

In my work as a researcher, I planned and managed major projects involving primary research through interviews, surveys, and focus groups, and secondary research through literature reviews and textual sources. I have a broad base of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and a specialization in qualitative research methodologies.

A few areas of ongoing research interest for me are applied ethics, resistance studies, and disability studies.

For more on my academic research, see my full CV.

Research Portfolio

COVID-19 pandemic

  • Book: COVID-19 and Ethics in Canada (link)
  • “COVID-19 Outbreak in Canada Calls for an Ethics of Collective Care” (link)
  • “COVID-19 Has Exposed Society’s Upside-down Priorities” (link)
  • “The Global Battle for Personal Protective Equipment Turns Ugly” (link)
  • “Thinking Outside the Crisis: The Pandemic and Social Unrest” (link)

Extractive industries and corporate social responsibility

  • “Corporate Social Responsibility and Neoliberalism: Toward Authoritarianism?” White paper (link)
  • “CSR, In-reach, and Social Disintegration in the Mining Region of Labrador West,” White paper for Impakt Inc. (link)
  • “Resistance to Extractive Industries in Newfoundland and Labrador,” publication in Circumpolar Notes (link)
  • “Newfoundland and Labrador’s Oil Ambitions and Climate Change,” conference paper presented at UArctic (link)
  • “Anarchism and Unconventional Oil,” article examining hydraulic fracturing, pipelines, and protest movements; publication in Materialism and the Critique of Energy (link)


  • Institute of Social and Economic Research, Doctoral Fellowship (link)
  • Resistance in Contemporary Newfoundland Fiction, PhD dissertation, 2017 (link)
  • “Branded Newfoundland: Lisa Moore’s Alligator and Consumer Capitalism.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 28.1 (2013) (link)
  • “The Naming Compulsion in Dillon Wallace’s The Lure of the Labrador Wild and Mina Hubbard’s A Woman’s Way through Unknown Labrador.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 26.1 (2011) (link)