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I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to the current position, I was a Korea-EU Programme Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, a Fritz Thyssen Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Tokyo. My primary research interests lie in democratic representation, comparative welfare states, gender and legislative politics. I hold a MPhil and a DPhil in politics at the University of Oxford, and completed a B.A. in public administration from Korea University. My works have appeared or are forthcoming in international journal including European Political Science, Democratization, Parliamentary Affairs, Journal of Women, Politics and Policies, and Journal of Legislative Studies.

Research Interests

  • Mass-elite representation gap in old and new democracies, with specific focus on causes, measurement strategies, and normative implications
  • Comparative welfare states of OECD countries, with special focus on East Asian countries
  • Gender Politics of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, with special focus on legislative politics
  • Multi-methods, with special focus on social network analysis and media content analysis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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