I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at New York University. In my research, I study nuclear security and political violence. Below is the visualization of my research plans for 2020 – 2030.

Research Plan for 2020 – 2030

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 Asian Survey and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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 resistance against state repression and (2) the survivors of nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 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.