Pascale is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and a graduate associate in the Center for Chinese Research at the Institute of Asian Research.
She specializes in comparative politics and international relations (comparative/international political economy and Chinese politics), more specifically in the political economy of commodity markets, China and the global governance of commodities, as well as in Canada-China relations. Her research is funded by a J-A Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (SSHRC).
She completed her field research in China in 2012, where she was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a senior visiting student at Peking University.
She studies the different patterns of interaction between China and various global commodity markets. Indeed, why has China developed different patterns of interactions with global commodity markets otherwise sharing important structural features? How can we theorize about the differential impacts a country such as China can have on the dynamic and institutional arrangements of different global commodity markets? By looking at global and Chinese iron ore, uranium and potash markets, she hopes to shed light on the mutual influence between system-level and domestic-level market institutions.
Pascale is also interested in broader discussions of the relationship between states and markets, the moral claims of different economic theories, the ways in which ideas about how the economy should work influence policy-making, how to recognize and anticipate transformations in the fabric of the international economy and the soft power manifestations of different models of political economy.
She has been an intern at the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai and was a rapporteur for the CSIS Expert Notes Series on China (www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/pblctns/cdmctrch/chn_plc_wrld-eng.asp). She has contributed to the Canada-Asia Agenda Series for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (www.asiapacific.ca/canada-asia-agenda/chinese-state-investments-canada-lessons-potash-saga) as well as to Embassy Magazine (http://www.embassynews.ca/opinion/2011/01/26/chinese-state-owned-companies-meet-canadas-investment-laws/39833), China Business News (http://www.yicai.com/news/2012/04/1654156.html) and the Asia Pacific Memo (http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/chinas-liberalizing-impact-on-global-commodity-markets).
She holds an MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from UBC, and a BA in East Asian Studies and Economics from the University of Montreal.
Supervisor: Yves Tiberghien