I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science & Diplomacy at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. I specialize in comparative and international political economy with a focus on (global) public opinion, elections, business-government relations, and public policy. In particular, my current research projects investigate how citizens evaluate foreign and domestic policies as well as the policy-making process and how this translates into voting decisions. I also write on energy and environmental politics. My work is forthcoming or has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Environmental Science & Technology among others.
I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a legislative staff in the national assembly of the Republic of Korea for over two years. I received an M.A. in International Affairs (2012) from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, and a B.A. in Political Science and French from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. I currently serve as a policy advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea.