CPD Awards 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grant

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce Minseon Ku, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University, as recipient of our 2022 CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Ku's primary research agenda is examining security as social construction as experienced through embodied, visual and material representations. Her other research interests include diplomatic representation, identity-security nexus and foreign policy analysis. She has a forthcoming article in International Organization titled, “The Dark Matter of World Politics: System Trust, Summits, and State Personhood” co-authored with Jennifer Mitzen (The Ohio State University). Prior to her Ph.D. program, she was a Korea Foundation Global Challenger junior scholar at the Office of the Korea Chair, CSIS in Washington, D.C., and a research assistant at the National Assembly Budget Office in Seoul, South Korea. She received a master’s and bachelor of arts degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

Click here to read more about the CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant and here for a list of previous grantees.


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