My primary research interests are political sociology, international development, violence, and comparative historical sociology. My current project analyzes the impact of political culture on violence and the rule of law.
Postdoctoral Studies: Université de Montréal
Doctorate: McGill University
Masters: McGill University
Dawson, Andrew (2017). “Belief in State Legitimacy and Homicide: A Cross-National Analysis.” The Sociological Quarterly 58 (4): 552-575.
Research Grant (2017-2018)
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
“An Analysis of the Long-Term Trajectories of Homicide Rates between the United States and Canada from the Mid-Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century.”
Role: Principal Investigator
Insight Grant (2016-2021)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
“Developing Conformity: Foreign Aid and the Diffusion of Global Norms.”
Role: Research Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Dr. Liam Swiss, Department of Sociology, Memorial University