About me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. My research on political culture, migration and cities has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including PNAS, Social Forces, The Sociological Quarterly, International Political Science Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Urban Studies, GeoforumThe American SociologistJournal of Contemporary China, Chinese Sociological ReviewThe China Review,  the Chinese Journal of Sociology, and Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust.

I believe strongly in the importance of sharing and disseminating my research findings. I have published opinion articles in Macleans-Canada’s national current affairs and news magazine, Global Dialogue-Magazine of the International Sociological Association, and The Ubyssey-UBC’s official student newspaper. I have shared my research with the public via national and international radio and newspaper forums including CBC Radio, Roundhouse Radio, Fairchild Radio, Financial Times, and University Herald.

I act occasionally as a reviewer for journals including American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Urban Studies, City & Community, Sociology of Education, Population Research and Policy Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Sociological Forum, Frontiers Psychology, International Political Science Review, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Chinese Journal of Communication; Social & Cultural Geography, Journal of Contemporary China, and Canadian Review of Sociology.