CPD Dissertation Grant Award Recipient, Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University
Minseon Ku is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University. Her 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 Matterof World Politics: System Trust, Summits, and State Personhood” co-authored with Jennifer Mitzen (The Ohio State University). Her commentaries on nuclear diplomacy, security on the Korean Peninsula, and South Korea foreign policy have been published in the National Interest (blog), 38 North, East Asia Forum, Tokyo Review, and the Asan Forum. Prior to her PhD 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 her Master’s and BA degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
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