Welcome! I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Currently, I am a pre-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at the Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University.
My research interests include strategies of extended deterrence, the effect of nuclear weapons on interstate conflict, and alliance politics. My dissertation project examines nuclear patron states’ strategies of extended deterrence to non-nuclear client states.
I hold a BA and an MA degree in Political Science from Korea University, South Korea. From 2005 to 2007, I served as a special ranger in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps.
My research has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, the University of Chicago, and the George Washington University.