I am Sean Anaïs.


Sean <<ah-NAH-yees>> 



I started my law school (Faculty of Law - University of Ottawa) in September 2015, shortly after finishing my PhD. Most of my doctoral research took place in Washington, D.C. My research focused on weapons R&D programs administered by the US Department of Defense. After earning my doctorate, I worked as a professor, author, and as Principal Investigator on an international research program that involved two years of fieldwork at decommissioned armaments factories and nuclear test sites.

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My first book is called Disarming Intervention, and it was published by the University of British Columbia Press in 2015.  I published a number of peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews based on my research in the area of security and socio-legal studies – single-authored pieces have appeared in Security Dialogue, The Canadian Journal of Sociology, and Critical Discourse Studies. My peer-reviewed journal articles address Ministerial Authorization and Canadian signals intelligence, Access to Information, weapons and war, and the legal administration of risk and regulation. Some of my work on security has also appeared in edited volumes - published by Duke University Press (Shoshanna Magnet, ed.) and Routledge (Mark Salter, ed.).



I have traveled all over the world taking pictures of decommissioned weapons and munitions factories dedicated to materiel production in wars spanning from WWI (West Virginia) to Vietnam (Maryland). My work in Cold War weapons sites includes two Nuclear Test and Training Ranges: Orford Ness, Suffolk - U.K. and the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, Nevada - U.S.A. 

(see 'PHOTOGRAPHY' tab above) 



I live where my dog (pictured above) lives.

Joni lives in Ottawa – Canada.