Jake Cowan

BA Hons (Swansea), MSc (Stockholm)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Jake Cowan has been a Doctoral Candidate at The University of Auckland since 2015. Prior to that, he received his joint honours BA in history and politics at The University of Wales in Swansea and his MSc in Political Science from Stockholm University in Sweden.

Jake worked as a policy researcher in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011 for the Southern African Media and Gender Institute. He went on to study German in Regensburg in 2013 and Korean in Seoul in 2014 before starting his PhD candidature.

Research | Current

North Korean domestic and foreign policy, non-democratic regimes, resistance studies, social movement theory, postmodernism

Distinctions/Honours

Korean Studies Association of Australasia Doctoral Fellowship

Areas of expertise

North Korean studies, non-democratic regimes, political philosophy, Foucault, European history, resistance and social movement studies