I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at New York University. In my research, I study nuclear security and political violence with a regional focus on East Asia. Below is the visualization of my research plans for 2020 – 2026.

Research Plan for 2020 – 2026

First, I examine issues of nuclear security with a specific focus on nuclear proliferation and nuclear taboo. Extending my academic interests, I work closely with military officials, diplomats, and nuclear scientists in South Korea and the United States to make these collaborations meaningful for nuclear security policy. I publish my research in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Nonproliferation Review, and Asian Survey.

Second, my research on political violence examines the long-term effects of political violence and policy measures to reduce the negative effects of political violence at the community level. I have conducted field research in East Asian countries to study (1) the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, (2) atomic bomb survivors and (3) North Korean refugees. My academic works on political violence employ field research encompassing novel data collection, lab-in-field experiments, field experiments, and in-depth interviews.

My academic works have been supported by grants from 10-10 projects in Seoul National University and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). I am the recipient of the Overseas Graduate Scholarship for the Future Leaders of South Korea by SBS Foundation.