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My research interest is in how an illiberal state like North Korea creates the international as a site of politics. I also study visuality and aesthetics of international politics. Two main concerns motivate my work: (1) innovations in critical methods/pedagogy; and (2) recognition of ‘non-Western’ spaces not as sources of data for Western claims to universality but as sources of theory and method. I am Associate Editor of International Feminist Journal of Politics. In 2018-2019, I am conducting research on Afro-Asian relations funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC, USA).
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Citizenship (160602): Comparative Government and Politics (160603): Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606): International Relations (160607): Political Science (160600): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)
Intersection of security, human rights and humanitarianism; Border; Conflict and postconflict; Cultural diplomacy; North Korea; Inter-Korean relations; international politics in Asia; Feminism; Visual politics; Art and politics; intercultural relations
I am interested in working with students pursuing theoretical and/or methodologically innovative research in any area of research within my area of research expertise and courses I have taught, which include:
North Korea in the World;
Two Koreas and Beyond;
East Asia, IR and Culture;
Political Economy of Soft Power;
Introduction to East Asian Studies;
Identities and Subjectivity