Graduate Education

  • Seoul National University, PhD, 2015
  • Seoul National University, MA, 2004

Research Interests

  • Modern Korean History
  • Inter-Korean Relations
  • Society and Culture of North and South Korea
  • Cold War
  • International Relations in East Asia

Courses Taught

  • Modern Korean History
  • Survey of Korean Civilization
  • US-Korea Relations
  • The Cold War in East Asia
  • Introduction to North Korea

Awards and Distinctions

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, EALC, Indiana University, 2017–2019
  • SNU Global Scholarship for Dissertation Writing, 2014–2015
  • Korea Foundation Junior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011–2012
  • Best Paper Award, Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers, 2010
  • Japan Foundation Language and Research Grant, 2009

Publication Highlights

  • “Diplomatic War: Inter-Korean Relations in the 1970s,” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 27-2 (December 2014): 307–330.
  • “East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing,” E-dossier, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, North Korea International Documentation Project, May 2012.
  • “Korean National Identity at a Crossroads,” Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres: Proceedings of the First Next-Generation Global Workshop, Wako Asato and Kaoru Aoyama edit., Kyoto: Kyoto University, 2009.