I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at New York University. In my research, I study nuclear security and political violence using experimental methods and field research.

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 Asian Survey and Korean Political Science Review.

Second, I study the long-term effects of political violence with a regional focus on East Asia. I have conducted field research in South Korea and Japan to study (1) the legacy of democratization movements against state repression and (2) the formation and spread of international norms. My academic works on political violence employ field research that encompasses novel data collection, lab-in-field experiments, in-depth interviews, and survey research.

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.