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I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with expertise in international relations and international political economy. I specialize in the politics of international monetary and financial relations with a focus on the political economy of financial market development and the history of global capital markets.  My dissertation investigates when and why countries develop larger, deeper and more globalized financial markets than others. I am also interested in topics that lie in the intersection of international cooperation and domestic politics.  I have separate projects that look at currency swaps and bilateral investment treaties in this regard. 

I received my MA in Political Science at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea and my BA in International Studies with a minor in Political Science at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. 


I grew up living in six different countries - Haiti, El Salvador, Nepal, Pakistan, Switzerland and Korea - and also lived in Romania and Cambodia for shorter periods. Outside of research and teaching, I enjoy swimming, traveling, and listening to podcasts about mathematicians in history.

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