Welcome. I am a PhD Candidate in political science at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada). My dissertation research seeks to explain the origins and diffusion of the global financial inclusion agenda by focusing on the role of ambiguous ideas in mobilizing and consolidating transnational coalitions. This project is supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). More generally, my research also explores the translation of international ideas across domestic contexts and new approaches to conceptual measurement in international relations. My research is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Perspectives, and the Journal of International Development.
I have experience as an instructor in topics related to international political economy and research methodology at Western and King's University College. In addition to working as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate courses in business and government relations and research methodology at Western, I also have experience as a teaching assistant at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
Please use the links at the top of the page to access more information about my research and teaching, as well as a complete curriculum vitae. You can reach me by email (tgirard2[at]uwo.ca) or on Twitter.