Patrick Thomsen

Ph.D. Candidate (2015 Cohort)
Patrick Thomsen

Dissertation Project

Transnational Counterpublics and Human Rights Discourse: Revisiting Visibility in the Lives of South Korean Homosexual Men and Samoan Fa’afafeine

Professional Background

Researcher (International Relations)

Skills

Korean, Samoan, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

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About

From Auckland, New Zealand, Patrick is of Samoan descent and is a dual citizen of both nations. He holds the matai or chiefly title of Seutaafili from the village of Tauese in Samoa. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Auckland and his Master’s of International Studies from Seoul National University. Before joining the JSIS, he worked as a research fellow with the East Asia Institute, an international relations think-tank in Korea. Situated within local and transnational communities, Patrick’s research examines the power and process in which social norms govern the complex agency of intersectional minority groups.

Publications

Grants & Fellowships

  • Ewha Woman’s University Alumni of Seattle Academic Excellence Fellowship, 2016.
  • UW Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) travel grant, University of Washington, 2016.
  • UW Top Scholar Award, University of Washington, 2015.
  • Global Leadership Scholarship, Seoul National University, 2013-2014.
  • Seoul National University Superior Academic Performance, 2012.
  • Governors Prize for Teaching Excellence, Chungnam Office of Education, 2010.
  • University of Auckland Top Student in Pacific History, University of Auckland, 2005.
  • University of Auckland Access Award, University of Auckland, 2003.

Dissertation Committee


Post Graduation

TBA

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