Corey Wallace PhD

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
Social Sciences

Research Interests

International Relations of East Asia Japanese Security Policy Politics of identity race ethnicity.

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Hailing originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, I completed my MA in Politics on Postcolonialism and Population Genetics at the University of Canterbury. I spent three years in Japan in Fukushima-shi on the JET program and try to make as many visits back as possible.

Formerly worked as a Policy Adviser at the NZ Ministry of Research, Science, and Technology. This was excellent training for two reasons. First I discovered decisively that I had a problem with closely managed authority. A life training lesson. Secondly, it did have an influence on my ability to think strategically, tactically and to be self-directed and self-disciplined. These attributes seem to be coming in handy more than anticipated for my current life endeavor.

I have just taken up a University of Auckland PhD Scholarship, although my research question is as of right now unclear. My likely focus is Japanese foreign policy identity and East Asian Regionalism, although I have recently been fascinated with looking at nationalism and generation change in Japan. I am slowly coming to a point where I may be able to knit the various elements of the ideas together.
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Professional experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Auckland

January 2010 - Present

Education history

University of Canterbury

Master of Arts

January 1998 - December 2004 (6 years 11 months)