I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Missouri.
I am also a 2018-19 CSIS US-Korea NextGen Scholar, selected as one of the "next generation of Korea specialists in the United States," and was previously a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU.
I study nationalism, identity politics, and democratic survival in East Asia, particularly the Korean peninsula. I am currently working on my first book manuscript, Democratic Grit: The National Roots of Democratic Resilience in East Asia, and a series of projects on North Korean refugees and integration. My work appears in various academic journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, and Journal of East Asian Studies.
I hold a PhD in Politics from Princeton, MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and BA from Stanford University.
My full CV is here.