James Patriquin (BA-H; MA) is a PhD student currently studying International Relations and Comparative Politics. James obtained his BA in Political Science (Hons.) and Economics from Saint Mary’s University, where he was also deeply involved in social activism and student politics. Beginning at Carleton in 2015, James completed his MA in Political Science in just one year, and has since continued his graduate studies under the direction of Dr. Randall Germain.
James’s research interests include international political economy, global financial governance, monetary theory/macroprudential policy, and philosophy of science. His current research examines the political economy of technological change in global finance, specifically regarding the proliferation of digital money and “cryptocurrencies”, and the emergence/significance of blockchain governance protocols.