Bohyun Kim, M.A., M.Sc.
PhD dissertation project (working title): Civil Society and South Korea’s Foreign Policy: The Case of the ‘Comfort Women’ Issue
Bohyun studied Political Science and International Relations at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. During her undergraduate years, she engaged in EAI Governance Research projects as an intern at East Asian Institute, a policy-think tank in Seoul. She continued to study Political Science with focus on European Governance at Universität zu Köln and Maastricht University in the Netherlands (double Master’s program). She also worked at different international organizations and NGOs in the field of climate change and sustainable development, such as: European Union Delegation to South Korea, ICLEI World Secretariat - Local Governments for Sustainability, UNESCO and the UN Climate Conference Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany.
02.2021 – present
Research associate, Chair for Social Sciences of East Asia (Korea), Institute of Political Science / Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen
09. 2021 – present
PhD candidate, Institute of Political Science, Universität Duisburg-Essen
05. 2020 – 02. 2021
PhD candidate, Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS), Universität Bonn
09. 2012 – 08. 2014
M.A. in Political Science, Universität zu Köln; and M.Sc. in European Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (“The EU’s leadership role in international climate change negotiations”)
03. 2007 – 02. 2012
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
09. 2010 – 07. 2011
Exchange student, Department of Political Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lehre und Forschung
- Governance and Civil Society in a Globalizing World (Module: Globalization, SoSe 2021)
- Comparative Regional Climate Governance: EU and East Asia (Module: European Integration and Politics, WiSe 2021/2)
NGOs, Civil Society, Governance, South Korea’s foreign policies, Regional cooperation.