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Postdoctoral Fellow Profile: Anastasia Ufimtseva
Anastasia Ufimtseva is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Beedie School of Business, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, Simon Fraser University. She holds a PhD in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs (Wilfrid Laurier University), an MA in Political Science (University of Waterloo), and a BA in Political Science with International Relations (The University of British Columbia). Her research interests lie in the intersection between international business, global governance, international political economy, and international development. She is especially interested in international finance, government-business relations, national security, energy governance, and multinational enterprises. Her dissertation examined Chinese FDI in the oil and gas sector by analysing how Chinese FDI is impacted by institutions and stakeholder politics in the Canadian and Russian oil and gas sector. Her research appeared in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Policy: Next Generation, Rising Powers Quarterly, Nokoko, the Arctic Yearbook, and The Conversation.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I wanted to work with my supervisor on a series of exciting research projects.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
Anastasia's current research focuses on regulations adopted by host states to govern foreign direct investment made by state-owned enterprises.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
My research at SFU is very rewarding as I get to work with the leading experts in international business, attend interesting workshops and conferences, and expand my skills by learning new research techniques.