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

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Box 134

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

I am a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. I was previously a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Kennedy School (2021-2023). 


My main research and teaching interests are at the intersection of international security, international political economy, 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, and international conflict. My research has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, America in the World Consortium, and the Eurasia Group Foundation.


I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Duke University in December 2021. At Duke, I was an American Grand Strategy 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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