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Email: sojinlee (at) hks (dot) harvard (dot) edu

Twitter: @sojinlee123


I am a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political science from Duke University in 2021. I was previously an America in the World Consortium (AWC) Predoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies' (SAIS) Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's International Security Center (2020-2021).

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 weapons, 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 graduate school, I worked as a Researcher for the Political Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. I received an M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and  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.

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