I am currently in my first year as a Ph.D candidate and my research is interested in terrorism, nationalism and social systems theory. Particularly, I am interested in Canadian counter-terrorism policy and how it uses the nation to organize a response to terrorism in its various forms. Theoretically, I am influenced by the work of Niklas Luhmann and Talcott Parsons, though this is a recent development. My past research was heavily influenced by Paul Rabinow’s interpretation of Michel Foucault for the purposes of anthropology and ethnography. Both my BA (Social Anthropology) and MA (Social Anthropology) were completed at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My hometown is Sackville, New Brunswick, a small-town near the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border that is on traditional Mi’kmaq land and is called home by generations of settlers, Acadian, Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Métis folk.