I am a recent PhD graduate in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. I study comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on the socioeconomic effects of political regimes and regime change. In my dissertation, I examine how democracy affects the distribution of income before taxes and transfers and thereby overall economic inequality. I integrate quantitative and qualitative methods to test my arguments. Fieldwork for my dissertation was conducted in South Korea between 2014 and 2016.

Prior to attending Notre Dame, I received an M.A. (Political Science) from the University of Florida, and an M.A. (International Relations) and B.A. (Political Science) from Seoul National University. 

Website: https://chonghyunchoi.wordpress.com/


Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet