ProfileI joined the Department of International Studies as a Lecturer in March 2023. Before obtaining my Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Binghamton in December 2022, I worked as a research officer for a policy advocacy NGO in the field of international development in South Korea from 2012 to 2014.
My research broadly focuses on International Political Economy, Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid, Quantitative Research Methods, and Computational Social Sciences. My work mainly concerns the influence of domestic political and economic considerations on foreign aid choices. Specifically, I am interested in the role of ideology in connecting how several actors such as interest groups, legislators, and governments influence domestic processes that drive donors' foreign aid decisions. In my work, I explore the consequences of ideologically driven aid choices in terms of budgets, policies, and bureaucratic structures.