Featured PhD Candidate: Pascale Massot

Pascale MassotPascale Massot is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science, a graduate associate at the Centre for Chinese Research (Institute of Asian Research), and a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. She specializes in comparative and international political economy and Chinese politics.

She completed her field research in China in 2012, where she was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing (Institute of World Economics and Politics), and a senior visiting student at Peking University.Her dissertation is entitled “Emerging states and systemic change in global markets: A two-level political economy of China’s impact on the global potash, iron ore and uranium markets.” It investigates the intensity and direction of change in comparable international extractive commodity markets as a result of China’s emergence as key consumer over the past decade. Massot argues that asymmetries between domestic (Chinese) and international market structures have a determining impact on global market institutional stability.

She attended and reported on the G20 Summit in St-Petersburg in 2013 as a research associate for the Global Summitry Project (Munk School of Global Affairs), and was an intern for the Department of Foreign Affairs at the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai in 2008. Her work has been published in English, French and Mandarin in various academic and media outlets, including the Revue internationale de politique comparée, the Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, the Journal of East Asian Studies, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Embassy Magazine and China Business News (第一财经).

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