I am the Kim Koo Chair in Korean Studies &
Assistant Professor of Political Science
at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.
I study nationalism and democracy, with special focus on integration, identity change, and democratic support in East Asia. My research is published in leading disciplinary journals such as Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of East Asian Studies.
My first book,
Narratives of Civic Duty: How National Stories Shape Democracy in Asia, won the 2023 Robert A. Dahl Award
for the best book on democracy by an untenured scholar
from the American Political Science Association.
I am the 2021 Korea Society Sherman Emerging Scholar Awardee and a proud alumnus of CSIS US-Korea NextGen, which selects and trains the "next generation of Korea specialists in the United States."
I hold a PhD in Politics from Princeton University,
MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and BA with honors
from Stanford University.