My research focuses on the role of civil society activism in global environmental governance. I am especially interested in the role of small NGOs in the governance of biodiversity and climate change. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments on my work.

Replicaton files are available on my GitHub.


  1. Who tells your story? Women and indigenous peoples advocacy at the UNFCCC. Under contract with Cambridge University Press. (with Bi Zhao).

Referred Publications

  1. “Local backlash against INGOs? How heterogeneous interests condition the effects of conservation advocacy campaigns.” The Journal of Politics (forthcoming).
  2. “The power of specialization: NGO advocacy in global conservation governance.” International Studies Quarterly 67.2 (2023): sqad023.

  3. “Understanding national nonprofit data environments.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 52.2 (2023): 281–303. (with Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, Michael Lenczner, Jesse Bourns, Jenny Tabet, Amy Melvin, and Wendy H. Wong).

  4. “The stories they tell: What INGO mission statements reveal about their authority.” Global Society 37.1 (2023): 23–50. (with Wendy H. Wong, Sarah S. Stroup, and Alfred Oduro). doi:10.1080/13600826.2021.1970516.

  5. “Overcoming the laws-in-translation problem: Comparing techniques for translating legal texts.” Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 20.2 (2022): 13–21. (with Anthony J. DeMattee, Nick Gertler, and Elizabeth A. Bloodgood).
  6. “Legitimacy and legitimation practices: An analysis of TSMO networks.” Complexity, Governance & Networks 8.1 (2022): 1–

  7. “Small NGOs and agenda-setting in global conservation governance: the case of pangolin conservation.” Global Environmental Politics 22.2 (2022): 45–69. doi:10.1162/glep_a_00623.

Working Papers

  1. “Conservation governance: Complex relationship between the governor and the governed.” (with Graeme Auld).

  2. “Climate change discourse at the UNFCCC: Frames and networks of NGOs.” (with Bi Zhao).

  3. “Evidence of civil society exclusion in the Organization of African Unity.” (with Alfred Oduro).

  4. “The analysis of Canadian media coverage on military procurement (2001-2019).” (with Jean-Christophe Boucher).

Non-referred Publications

  1. “For academic collaboration (in Japanese).” Japan NPO Research Association Newsletter (2019).

  2. “Human rights in G7.” Lexis®PSL Public Law (2015).