About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer for the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society in the Department of East Asia Studies at the University of Vienna. I hold the rank of post-doctoral University Assistant / Universitätsassistenten (equivalent: Assistant Professor).

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Harding University.

As a comparativist that specializes in East Asian affairs with a focus on the Koreas, my core and current research centers on the study of two areas: (im)migration, citizenship, and national identity (i); and comparative political economy (ii).

I run undergraduate and graduate-level courses and tutorials in international relations (IR), comparative politics, nations and nationalism, data science, and methodology.

I emphasize, and take pride in, working with a diverse group of researchers and stakeholders from universities and other public and private research institutions across various disciplines and jurisdictions. I have presented my solo and collaborative work to social scientists, area studies specialists, policymakers, and industry partners at academic conferences and other professional venues.

My work is published in refereed journals, non-peer reviewed outlets, and contemporary affairs publications with researchers from North America, Europe, and Asia. I write expert statements for legal cases related to my areas of expertise, compile special reports for think tanks and governments, appear regularly in media, and serve as a senior editor for an online scholarly website dedicated to documenting historical and contemporary events in Northeast Asia – SinoNK.com.

Read more about my current research projects at the Research page, and find my latest publications at the Publications page.