Bonna Yi is currently researching the formation of modern China through the historical analyses of war data sets and movements. Geographic Information System (GIS) is then used to visually highlight the militaristic expansion of each dynasty. Yi’s independent research is on identity politics. She is interested in how individuals can sustain plural societies by overcoming singular affiliations. 

Yi is also involved in the Notre Dame International Security Studies Program. 

Political Science
Computing and Digital Technologies
Current Research

Research Interests
Identity politics; comparative politics; international relations

Current Research
How plural societies can be sustained through affiliations of multiple identities