Areas of Expertise

International Relations and Chinese Foreign Policy

Teaching Interests

International Relations, Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy, International Relations of East Asia, and East Asian Politics and Foreign Policy


China’s Foreign Policy, China and Global Governance, and China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Representative Publications:

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed):

“A Danger to Avoid or Nothing to Worry About? China and the Protests in Korea during 2016-2017,” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (forthcoming)

“China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations Since the 2000s,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.28, No.117, May 2019, pp. 482-498.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, Syracuse University
  • M.A. International Cooperation, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies
  • B.A. English Language and Literature, and Political Science, Yonsei University

Previous Appointments:

  • Lecturer, School of International Liberal Arts, Miyazaki International College (2021-2022)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Colgate University (2020-2021)

Professional Associations:

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association