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- NATO Field School
- B.A., Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux (France)
- M.A., Facoltà di scienze politiche di Torino (Italy)
- Ph.D., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France) / Université du Québec à Montréal
Research and Supervision Fields
Status: Accepting new graduate students
- Digital and Public Diplomacy
- Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy in Practice
- Canadian Foreign Policy
- Global Governance and Global Policymaking
- IR and Social Theory
- Diplomacy, Defence and Development
- Research Methods and Analysis
- Public Policy & Democratic Governance
My doctoral research examined how countries resolve bilateral diplomatic disputes through negotiation. My recent work focused on “frontline diplomacy”—what practitioners referring to work in embassies, consulates and permanent representation call “the field”. For this research, I conducted dozens of interviews in Cairo, Paris, Ottawa and Geneva.
I’m currently working on the transformative impact of new communications technology on diplomatic practices. This research, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant (2018-2022), focuses on the following questions: How do new technologies—social media and messaging applications in particular—change bilateral and multilateral diplomatic practices? What are the new skills diplomats need to effectively practice diplomacy today? How do they manage tensions between traditional diplomacy centred on inter-governmental relations and new diplomacy in which there is an emphasis on public outreach and partnerships with non-state actors?
I teach mostly at the French cohort program in public and international affairs, a program at SFU where most courses are taught in French. Several of my former students from this program work today at the federal or provincial governments, as well as in business and non-profit organizations. Please see my personal website to find my teaching philosophy, publications and more information about my research.
- 2019. Théories des relations internationales [IR theories]. Paris: Presses de SciencesPo (with Dario Battistella and Élie Baranets).
- 2019. “The Changing Practices of Frontline Diplomacy: New Directions for Inquiry.” Review of International Studies 45 (2): 300-319 (with Andrew Cooper).
- 2018. “Diplomacy, Agency and the Logic of Improvisation and Virtuosity in Practice.” European Journal of International Relations 24 (3): 712-736.
- 2015. “To Be a Diplomat Abroad: Diplomatic Practice at Embassies.” Cooperation and Conflict 50 (3): 385-401.
- 2015. “Analytic Eclecticism in Practice: A Method for Combining IR Theories.” International Studies Perspectives 16(1): 50-66.