B.A. (Ryerson), M.A. (Queen's)
European Politics, Italian politics, International Relations Theory, Philososphy of Social Science, political economy, psychology.
Philip completed his BA in Public Administration at Ryerson University in 2007 and his MA in International Relations at Queen's in 2008. He is currently completing a doctoral thesis on Italy's entrance in the European Monetary Union (EMU). It is an interdisciplinary project that fuses insights from political science, psychology, and economics. In order to conduct the field work for this project, Philip spent the summer and fall of 2010 as a Research Fellow at the School of International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy, where he worked with Dr. Vince Della Sala, a noted expert on Italy-Europe relations. In the summer and fall of 2011 Philip continued his research for the project at the University of Siena in Tuscany, where he worked with Dr. Paul Corner. Philip expects that the findings of this project will be generalizable to other European countries and will devote part of the dissertation to systematically comparing Italy and other European countries who decided to join EMU. Philip is a regular commentator in the national and international media, in particular NPR, CBC.ca, CTV, Sun TV, and the Toronto Star, providing insights on the Eurozone crisis, Italian politics, and Greek politics.