I am an Assistant Professor at the Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I graduated from the Department of Politics at New York University in 2014. Before my Ph.D. at NYU, I studied political science, economics (B.A.) and international relations (M.S.) at Seoul National University, Korea.
My research interest centers on the political economy of authoritarian regimes, with particular attention to East Asian countries including China, Korea, and Taiwan. I have various ongoing research projects related to resource-dependent economic development, legacy of authoritarian past, and the long-term impact of political violence. My research is published in Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and Economic History Review among others.
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx