Bonna Yi’s current research with Professor Hui is analyzing dynastic Chinese war data sets using a Geographic Information System (GIS) and data mining. Personally, she is conducting her senior thesis on an anthropological look into how mixed-ethnic groups in conflict come to reconcile an identity. The results will be based on institutional (census surveys) vs. subjective (situational circumstances) impositions.
Outside of Kellogg, Yi is an undergraduate fellow for the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), a mentor for Building Bridges, and was a Kennedy Scholar who studied abroad in London (spring 2019). She has done research for the economic departments of the U.S. embassies in Seoul and Taipei. Most recently, she was an intern at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, working at the Conference on Disarmament.
Thesis Title: Mixed Ethnic Backgrounds in Conflict: Which Side of the Identity Battle