At the undergraduate level I teach international relations, international political economy, and green political economy. I have also taught capstones on global labor politics. At the graduate level I teach Theories of International Relations The Politics of the Environment and Sustainability Governance of the World Political Economy International Environmental Politics as well as special seminars on transnational social policy and green political economy.

In broad terms my research examines the social governance of the world political economy in the areas of labor and the environment, with particular attention to social power, justice and local/global dynamics. I am currently involved in a number of projects. One project is Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Climate Change, based at York University (Canada). In that context I am investigating the green transition strategies of US and global labor unions, with particular attention to Just Transition proposals, as well as the implications of proposals from key intergovernmental, policy, and advocacy organizations for work and workers. A related project, in collaboration with colleagues from Sweden and the UK, investigates the environmental politics of labor unions across the world.  A third collaborative project examines the immigration and labor policies of environmentalist organizations. A fourth project, with colleagues from Colorado State University and supported by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, focuses on Environmental Justice. Finally, I continue to research global labor politics and global framework agreements.


  • POLS 692 Green Production, Just Production?


    This seminar examined the greening of production through the lens of ecology and equity.

  • POLS 580 Transnational Social Regulation


    This seminar examined various approaches towards a more democratic and equitable transnational governance with particular focus on environment and labor.

  • POLS 530 International Relations


    This is a graduate level introduction to International Relations.

  • POLS462, Globalization, Sustainability and Justice


    An upper level course exploring local-global relations.