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Dr Cadey Korson PhD

Lecturer in Human Geography

School of People, Environment and Planning

Dr. Cadey Korson is a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, New Zealand. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from Kent State University, USA. Her research interests include critical and popular geopolitics, Indigenous rights and island studies, commemoration, and geography education. 


Contact details

  • Location: AT2.29, Atrium Building
    Campus: Auckland


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Kent State University (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests


Indigenous Rights

Custmary Governance

Island Studies


Geography Education and Critical Pedagogy

National Identity 


21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000):
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606): Human Geography (160400): Human Geography not elsewhere classified (160499):
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) (130205):
International Relations (160607): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Political Science (160600): Social and Cultural Geography (160403): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)



Indigenous Rights

Island Studies


Francophone Pacific


National Identity

Geography Education

Citizen Journalism 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Exploring careers in Geographic Information Systems and Unpersoned Aerial Vehicles

Date Range: 2019 - 2019

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs


Korson, C. (2018). (Re)balancing inequality through citizenship, voter eligibility and islandian sovereignty in Kanaky/New Caledonia. Geopolitics.
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, C. (2018). Global disorder in the undead world: Teaching geopolitics with zombies. Journal of Geography.
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, C. (2018). The common destiny framework, citizenship and customary governance in Kanaky/New Caledonia. Forum for development studies.
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK. (2017). Framing social rebalancing, national identity, and victimhood in Kanaky/New Caledonia. Social and Cultural Geography. , 1-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK. (2016). Nationalism and reconciliation in memorial landscapes: The commemoration of Jean-Marie Tjibaou in Kanaky/New Caledonia. Journal of Historical Geography. 52, 84-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK., & Kusek, WK. (2015). The comparison of a thematic vs. regional approach to teaching a world geography course. Journal of Geography. 115(4), 159-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK. (2015). Framing peace: The role of media, perceptions, and United Nations peacekeeping operations in Haiti and Côte d’Ivoire. Geopolitics. 20(2), 354-380
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK. (2015). Political agency and citizen journalism: Twitter as a tool of evaluation. The Professional Geographer. 67(3), 364-373
[Journal article]Authored by: Korson, C.


Korson, CAK., & Kusek, WK. (2017). Exploring migration through popular media and fieldwork. In LS. Sourdot, & EJ. Janek (Eds.) Educating through popular culture: You’re not cool just because you teach with comics, studies in the integration of popular culture in teaching and learning. (pp. 105 - 124). : Lexington Book'
[Chapter]Authored by: Korson, C.


Korson, CAK. (2015). Mapping Narratives of Self-determination, National Identity and (Re)balancing in New Caledonia. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Korson, C.
Korson, CAK. (2012). The Voice behind the Microphone: Media Systems and United Nations Peacekeeping in Haiti and Côte d'Ivoire. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Korson, C.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links


  • 07 Dec 2018 - Online
    Conversation with a Geographer - Cadey Korson
    Conversation with a geographer, Interview by Prof. Mike DeVivo at Grand Rapids Community College, USA

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