About Steven

steven-denneySteven Denney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a doctoral fellow at the Asian Institute. He holds an MA in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University (Seoul) and a BA in Political Science from Harding University. 

With a primary interest in Korean politics and society and the political economy of Northeast Asia, Steven has published in The Asan ForumThe Review of Korean StudiesThe Stanford Journal of East Asian Studies, the British Academy of Korean Studies (BAKS) Papers, and The North Korean Review. He writes regularly for The Diplomat and is also the managing editor for SinoNK.com, a research site for Koreanists and Sinologists working in the digital humanities.

Advised by Professors Joseph Wong, Andre Schmid, and Neil Nevitte, Steven’s dissertation research focuses on the variations in South Korean political attitudes and social identities with a focus on inter-generational changes and the rise of a “new” nationalism among young South Koreans.

Steven also works on issues related to the digital economy and ICT innovations with co-chairs of the Innovation Policy Lab, Professors David Wolfe and Danny Breznitz, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

Between 2011-2013, he was the editor-in-chief of the Yonsei Journal of International Studies and worked at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (Seoul) as an editor and Young Scholar. Steven also studied Korean at Seoul National University and Sogang University. His MA thesis used theories of the developmental state to (re)examine early state and national formation in 19th century America, focusing on national projects such as canal digging and national roads.

Follow him on Twitter @StevenDenney86. Also: visit his Facebook page, download his latest peer-reviewed publications at Academia.edu, or find him at LinkedIn. Contact him via email at: StevenCDenney@gmail.com.