Professor Wilks joined the Duncan School of Law after several years of legal practice and three years of post-secondary teaching. His primary research interests explore the strategic importance of domestic and global payment systems as instruments of transnational governance. In upcoming projects, Professor Wilks hopes to examine the following issues: The state's use of private payment networks to facilitate various forms of financial surveillance; the use of transnational networks to harmonize critical segments of the world's financial system; and the feasibility of regulating remittance fees paid by immigrants and migrant laborers. Professor Wilks was educated in Canada where he practiced law and gained his initial teaching experience. He has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses at York University, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and Humber College. He holds undergraduate and law degrees from Queen's University at Kingston; a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto; and his LL.M. and Ph.D. from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Swimming in the Crosscurrents: Rethinking the Dynamics of Remittance Regulation Within the Regulatory Framework of Networked Global Governance”. During his studies at Osgoode Hall, Professor Wilks received the Harry Arthurs Fellowship (2008), the Willard Estey Teaching Fellowship (2009-2010), and the Nathanson Fellowship (2010). Professor Wilks teaches in the following core subject areas: Contracts, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, Sale of Goods, Payment Systems, Negotiable Instruments, and Secured Transactions.