I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. For the 2017-18 academic year, I was a predoctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at George Washington University. Prior to Penn, I earned an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2010, an M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University in 2007, and a B.Sc. in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics in 2004.
I have lived in England for fifteen years, but I am a native Korean and am proficient in Mandarin Chinese. In 2014, I conducted field research in Beijing as a visiting doctoral student at Peking University's School of International Studies, and over two summers, I participated in the Princeton in Beijing (2014) and Columbia in Beijing (2012) language immersion programs. From 2007 to 2009, I completed two years of military service as an English translator in the Republic of Korea Army, stationed at the United Nations Command Security Battalion that protects the Pan Mun Jom truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone.
I recently defended my dissertation, and I am scheduled to graduate in August 2018. For the 2018-19 academic year, I will be a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.
For more information, please see my curriculum vitae here.