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Team Member

Dr. Katharina Koch


Dr. Katharina Koch is a postdoctoral associate in the Canadian Northern Corridor Program ( in the Energy and Environment division at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. In her current role, she is working on a variety of research themes connected to the Northern Corridor, including governance, security, nation-building as well as broadband infrastructure and the digital divide in the Canadian North and Arctic.

Previously, she was affiliated with the RELATE project at the Geography Research Unit at the University of Oulu in Finland in which she also conducted her doctoral thesis research on Finnish-Russian cross-border cooperation (CBC) funded by the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). She conducted her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, focusing on migration and the European external borders. Recent published works include studies on borders and territory, multi-level governance and the role of trust in large-scale actor networks which have been published in Geopolitics, European Planning Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies as well as the Journal for Borderlands Studies.