Jae Yeon (Jay-un) Kim

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I study the intersection between American political development and race, ethnicity, and politics with a focus on the post-Civil Rights era U.S. and Canadian politics. My dissertation, tentatively titled "Liberal Racialization", explores how U.S. government policies, in particular the War on Poverty, have shaped the growth of panethnic advocacy and service organizations among Asian and Latino groups since the 1960s. My side projects are more political psychology-oriented and use surveys and experiments in East Asia to challenge the limits of the current political behavior literature.

My research has been supported by Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, the Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies, Canadian Studies Program, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Prior to coming to Berkeley, I served on the advisory board of Naver, South Korea's largest Internet company, and worked as a strategy manager at a Seoul-based software startup. I hold a M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in political science and English (with honors) from Korea University. I also completed exchange student programs in Hong Kong and Taiwan while an undergraduate.

A link to my CV is here.

If you would like to chat with me about my research, please send an email.

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Taeku Lee and Paul Pierson (co-chairs)
Primary Subfield: 
Political Behavior
American Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Academic Advisors: 
Taeku Lee
Paul Pierson
Eric Schickler
Gabriel Lenz