I am a sociologist working at Umeå University in northern Sweden. My research is predominantly about the politics of environmental protection, economic globalization, and social dis/trust. In early autumn 2019, my first book is coming out with Oxford University Press (New York)—Free Traders: Elites, Democracy, and the Rise of Globalization.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I moved to Umeå in September 2017. In the spring of 2018, I began working 20% of the time elsewhere in Sweden, at the Institute for Futures Studies, in Stockholm. As of the autumn of 2019, I also hold a 10%-time appointment as a professor in the sociology department of Graz University, in Austria. I received PhD and MA degrees in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from the University of Victoria. I've also had the good fortune to spend time as a researcher in Mexico, Italy, Washington DC, Ottawa, and Barcelona. Before moving to Sweden, I spent a decade at Bristol University in the UK.