About Me

I am a lecturer in East Asian Economy and Society for 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 research interests lie at the intersection of migration, citizenship, and entrepreneurship studies. I also read and contribute to studies in democracy and authoritarianism. I specialize in survey and experimental methods, have experience working with administrative data, and am interested in mixed methods approaches for analyzing qualitative data.

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

My work is published in refereed journals, edited volumes, 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, and appear regularly in media.

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