Welcome! I'm a Canadian PhD candidate in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Using NGOs as analytical tools, I research how organisations emerge, adapt, and persist in environments where we might not expect them to survive. I look at how political, economic, and contextual forces affect organisational persistence and transformation, and the relationship between success and survival. I'm especially interested in exploring the interaction between NGOs and social policies—and the unintended effects of these organisation-policy interactions. My research moreover 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 ‘success’ (i.e. same-sex marriage) has been achieved?
You can find more info about me, my research, and my teaching on this site, or a quick snapshot on my LSE profile and ResearchGate. 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!