Email: so.jin.lee (at) duke (dot) edu
I am a Predoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies' (SAIS) Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's International Security Center, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Duke University.
My main research and teaching interests are at the intersection of international security, foreign policy, and political psychology, with a regional focus on East Asia. I write about economic statecraft -- namely, positive inducements and sanctions -- as foreign policy, nuclear security, international conflict, and civil-military relations. My research has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
At Duke, I was an American Grand Strategy (AGS) Predoctoral Fellow (2019-2020) and Graduate Fellow (2016-2019). Prior to Duke, I worked as a Researcher for the Political Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. I received a M.A.in Asian Studies from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College.
In my free time, I love to hike, cook while listening to jazz, and travel. To see a small collection of photographs I have taken around the world, please visit the photography section of my site.