Photo: In a warehouse in a free trade zone in Shanghai
I received a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. My research examines emerging global governance arrangements. I am interested in how firms, states and civil society actors construct legitimate and enforceable rules for economic governance. I examine the implications of new governance arrangements for the transformation of political authority and social inequalities on a global scale. My recent work focuses on negotiations over quality standards and contract rules in the global cotton trade.