Welcome! I'm a Canadian PhD candidate in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I research how NGOs emerge, adapt, and survive in environments where we might not expect them to survive or even exist. I look at how the political, economic, social, and organisational help to facilitate or inhibit these NGO dynamics. And I'm especially interested in exploring the interaction between NGOs and social policies - and the unintended effects of these organisation-policy interactions. My research also engages with LGBT+ identities and sexualities, with particular interests in LGBT+ activism and social science approaches to HIV.
I'm currently working on my doctoral thesis (stay tuned!), which looks at the case of LGBT+ organisations in Canada in the post-same-sex marriage legalisation context. Drawing from field research in Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, it explores what happens when organisations get what they want - that is, what happens to these organisations when the social context of what they do has changed?
You can find more info about me, my research, and my teaching on this site, or a quick snapshot on my LSE profile. If you're interested in research consultation, collaborating on a potential project, swapping teaching pedagogies, or just jamming about theory, feel free to drop me an email at j.ng10(at)lse(dot)ac(dot)uk.
Thanks for visiting!