I am a postdoctoral scholar at NYU, where I was selected for the Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship. 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." In the fall of 2019, I will start as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Missouri.
I study nationalism, democracy, and the ethics of identity in East Asia and 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 Korean reunification.
My work is published or forthcoming 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.