Brock University

I maintained an 88% GPA during my Master’s degree, was top of my class, and defended my thesis in February, 2014. I was the first student to be admitted into the thesis stream for many years; the vast majority are steered towards the less-demanding major research paper (MRP) stream.

Funded Awards and Scholarships:

  • Distinguished Graduate Student Award
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
  • OGS Scholarship
  • Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award (nominated)

Community involvement:

  • Faculty Hiring Committee
  • Graduate Student Representative

My thesis deals with the possibilities that internet technologies have opened for public and anonymous public speech, and their impact on deliberative democracy. It is multidisciplinary and draws both from a technical knowledge of internet security and from both ancient and modern political philosophy.