Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Korey Pasch

Korey PaschDoctoral Candidate
MA International Relations (McMaster); BAH Political Science and Philosophy (UofT)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B303
Fax:  (613) 533-6230
8kp28@queensu.ca

Supervisor: S.Soederberg

 


Research Interests & Bio

Korey Pasch is a doctoral candidate in the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics. His dissertation research centres around the International Political Economy of disasters and how the governance of disasters is changing within the contemporary global political economy. Korey holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double-major in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, as well as Master of Arts in International Relations with a dual specialization in Global Politics and Global Political Economy from McMaster University.

Korey is interested in the various connections between states, intergovernmental institutions, global capital markets, and the insurance industry that have resulted in the emergence of novel financial instruments known as Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and catastrophe bonds. Korey’s research seeks to situate the expansion of these instruments within the evolution of larger processes of political and economic power, capital circulation, and the production of global systemic risk. Specifically, Korey’s research looks at the development of ILS within the United States, conducting field work in both Florida and California, and the spread of these instruments to other states and institutions. Korey is interested in how ILS has been integrated into the disaster mitigation policies of actors in the global political economy including other states and organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank.

Media & Publications

Korey’s work has been profiled in a variety of national and international media outlets including: The Conversation Canada, NPR, The Kingston Whig Standard, The National Post, The Weather Network, Global News Radio, and 1310 News Radio. Korey’s work has also been translated into other languages and featured in non-English news outlets as well as by the United Nations.

Korey has published in the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research as well as the Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique.

 

Conferences

  • The Canadian Political Science Association – Annual Meeting (Vancouver, June 2019)
  • The International Studies Association – Annual Meeting (Toronto, March 2019)
  • The Canadian Political Science Association – Annual Meeting (Regina, May 2018)
  • The International Studies Association – Annual Meeting (San Francisco, April 2018)
  • The Canadian Political Science Association – Annual Meeting (Toronto, June 2017)
  • The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development – Annual Meeting (Toronto, June 2017)
  • The Canadian Association of Geographers – Annual Meeting (Toronto, June 2017)
  • The International Studies Association – Annual Meeting (Baltimore, February 2017)
  • The American Association of Geographers – Annual Meeting (San Francisco, March 2016)
  • The International Studies Association – Annual Meeting (Atlanta, March 2016)
  • The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development - Annual Meeting (Ottawa, June 2015)

Teaching Fellowships

Awards

  • Queen’s Graduate Scholarship (2012 – 2015)
  • Finalist for the Christopher Knapper Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance, Queen’s University Alma Mater Society (2013)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011 – 2012)
  • McMaster Graduate Scholarship (2009 – 2010)

Departmental Service

Korey is an active member of the department: he regularly participates in the Political Studies Graduate Association (PSGSA) and served as secretary co-chair of the organization (2016 – 2017). He was also the departmental representative to the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) council (2014 – 2017). He is an active advocate for graduate student research and providing opportunities to showcase their work. He also takes great pride in his service as a research assistant to Professor Susanne Soederberg as well as Professor Emeritus Jayant Lele.

Professional Affiliations

  • The International Studies Association
  • The Canadian Political Science Association / Association canadienne de science politique
  • The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development / L'association canadienne d'études du développement international

For more on Korey’s research you can visit his Academia.edu page as well as his Researchgate page.