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I received my PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1999. I also hold a Diplôme d’études approfondies in Comparative Politics from the University of Paris, and a Master of Arts degree in French Literature from McMaster University.
Prior to joining Laurier, I taught in the Political Science Department at the University of Utah (2000-2003). I have held visiting positions at School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
I am interested in international political economy, international relations theory, and international organizations. Within international political economy, I focus on the politics of trade. Conceptually, I research the intersection of cultural claims with the economic mandates of governments and international organizations. How does the World Trade Organization accommodate concerns about culture industries? How do concerns about gender or the environment find expression in trade agreements? How do international organizations whose mandates overlap interact with each other? Related to this larger research program, I have an interest in cultural diplomacy.
I am interested in supervising MA and PhD students in international political economy with an interest in international trade or the interplay of international organizations. I would also be happy to work with students researching constructivist international relations theory; identity politics; and culture and global governance.
Broschek, Jörg and Patricia Goff. 2022. “Explaining Sub-national Prominence in Trade Agreement Negotiations: The Case of CETA,” Journal of Common Market Studies 60(3): 801-820.
Goff, Patricia. 2021. “Inclusive Trade: Justice, Innovation or More of the Same?” Ethics and International Affairs 35(2): 273-301.
Broschek, Jörg and Patricia Goff (eds.). 2020. The Multilevel Politics of Trade (University of Toronto Press).
Goff, Patricia. 2020. "Cultural Diplomacy," in The Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, edited by Nicholas Cull and Nancy Snow (Routledge Press).
Goff, Patricia. 2020. “Bringing Indigenous Goals and Concerns into the Progressive Trade Agenda,” Interventions économiques / Papers in Political Economy 65: 1-20.
Goff, Patricia. 2019. “Trade and Culture: The Ongoing Debate,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 25(5) (2019): 547-551 (special issue editor).
Goff, Patricia. 2019. “Canada’s Cultural Exemption,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 25(5): 552-567.
Boehme, Franziska, Lindsay Burt, Patricia Goff, and Audie Klotz. 2018. “Cultural Diversity and the Politics of Recognition in International Organizations,” Journal of International Organizations Studies 9(2): 27-41.
Goff, Patricia. 2018. “Limits to Deep Integration: Canada between the EU and the US,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Special Issue on the Politics of Deep Integration 30 (5-6): 549-566.
Goff, Patricia. 2017. “NAFTA 2.0: Whither the Cultural Exemption?” International Journal 72(4): 563-571.
Goff, Patricia. 2017. “The Museum as a Transnational Actor,” Arts and International Affairs 2(1): 117-140.
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