Jae Yeon (Jay-un) Kim

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I study an array of issues in comparative political behavior, political economy, and political development with a focus on the politics of race, immigration, and inequality in the United States, Canada, and South Korea. 

My dissertation, tentatively titled "benevolent racialization", explores how U.S. government policies have shaped the growth of panethnic advocacy and service organizations among Asian and Latino groups since the 1960s. My research has been supported by the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, the Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies, 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