David Pettinicchio is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. His research interests include social policy, political sociology, law and society and social movements. David is also associate member of the Oxford department of sociology. In 2013-2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Washington (2012) as well as a BA (2003) and MA (2004) in sociology from McGill University.