My main research interests are in the fields of environmental, climate, and energy security in Northeast Asia and the Arctic, with a special focus on Russia and China. Other research interests include water resource management and security politics on the Korean Peninsula. My PhD project examines consequences of China’s geopolitical and geoeconomic turn to the Arctic for Norwegian security politics.


Academic Background

  • M.Phil. Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo (2020)
  • BA Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University (2017)

Professional Experience

  • Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2020)
  • Student Fellowship, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2019-2020)
  • Internship, Peace Research Institute Oslo (2019)
  • Assistant Researcher, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences  (2017-2018)