Patrick Thomsen is a visiting professor at Yonsei University South Korea. Born and raised in South Auckland. Patrick is of Samoan descent and holds the title of Seutaafili from the village of Tauese in Samoa. He is also a concurrent PhD candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle and was the first Samoan to graduate from Seoul National University's Graduate School of International Studies with his MA in 2014. He has spent the past few years in Seattle researching Korea, transnational subjectivity, human rights norms, gender and international development.
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