PhD Candidate Profile

Email Address

kristen.pue@mail.utoronto.ca

Website

www.pullback.org

Supervisor(s)

Dan Breznitz

Pue, Kristen

Dissertation:

Government-Nonprofit Contracting Relations: Explaining Variation in the Expansiveness of Social Welfare and Nonprofit Voice

Biography

Kristen Pue is a Political Science PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation is on the “nonprofitization” of the welfare state in Canada, the United Kingdom, and France. Kristen holds a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship, a Lupina Foundation Research Fellowship in social innovation, and a 2017 UTAA Graduate Scholarship. She has researched and written on: transnational advocacy, environmental governance, international trade, social innovation, and Canadian constitutional law and politics. Prior to beginning doctoral studies Kristen completed a Master of Global Affairs (2014) at the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science (2012) at the University of Alberta.

Publications

Trebilcock, Michael and Pue, Kristen. (2015). The Puzzle of Agricultural Exceptionalism in International Trade Policy. Journal of International Economic Law 18(2), 233-260.

Kramarz, Teresa, Donato-Woodger, Ben, and Pue, Kristen. (2014). Accountability in Global Environmental Governance – Workshop Report 2014. Earth System Governance June 2014.

Pue, Kristen. (February 2017). Social Impact Bonds: Reflecting on Emerging Global Practice. The Philanthropist.

Research Interests

Political economy; the welfare state; welfare pluralism; philanthropy; the nonprofit sector; inequality; the future of work; non-state governance; Canadian politics; transnational advocacy; global environmental governance; global commodity governance; private refugee sponsorship; international trade.

Previous Degrees

B.A. (Hon.) in Political Science (University of Alberta 2012);
Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto 2014)

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant for: GLA2000Y (Capstone Seminar), 2014-2015, 2015-2016; POL 208/POL B80 (Introduction to IR), 2014-2015, Summer 2017; and PCJ 460 (On the Causes of War), 2013-2014. Guest lectures: “The Institutional Peace”, November 2013, PCJ 460 (Invited by Seva Gunitsky); “Social Innovation: Explaining its Rise, Meanings, and Implications”, 15 March 2017, GLA1011H (Invited by Dan Breznitz and Darius Ornston).