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.