Adam Cathcart, PhD


Adam Cathcart, PhD, is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sino-NK, and a lecturer at Leeds University in the UK. Dr. Cathcart’s research and publication program falls into three broad categories: China-North Korea relations, Sino-Japanese relations, and East-West cultural relations. He has been interviewed by BBC, NPR, and Huffington Post Live, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. His writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and the Daily NK. He is the co-author of a book manuscript concerning North Korean-Chinese relations and borderlands from 1945-1950.

Curriculum Vitae | @Adam_Cathcart | | Mandarin, German, French

Christopher Green


Christopher Green is Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK in Seoul and a PhD candidate at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His research interests span the socio-political economy, ideology and mediascape of the two Koreas, and the multi-faceted impact of inter-Korean division. His writings have been featured in Asia Times, Asia Sentinel, and NKnews, as well as Daily NK. He has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Reuters and CNN, among others.

Curriculum Vitae | @Dest_Pyongyang | | Korean, French

Darcie Draudt

Assistant Editor

Darcie Draudt is currently a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a non-resident James A. Kelly fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She previously was a research associate for Korean studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Her research comprises Northeast Asia relations and security environment, Korean national identity and domestic politics, inter-Korean relations, US-Korea alliance issues, borders and territorial disputes, and migration. She received her MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea, and her BA in Anthropology from Davidson College in North Carolina

Curriculum Vitae | @DarcieDraudt | | Korean, French

Steven Denney

Managing Editor

Steven Denney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a doctoral fellow at the Asian Institute. He holds an MA in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University (Seoul) and a BA in Political Science from Harding University. With a primary interest in Korean politics and society and the political economy of Northeast Asia, Steven has published in The Asan Forum, The Review of Korean Studies, The Stanford Journal of East Asian Studies, the British Academy of Korean Studies (BAKS) Papers, and The North Korean Review. Steven's dissertation research focuses on the variations in South Korean political attitudes and social identities with a focus on inter-generational changes and the rise of a “new” nationalism among young South Koreans. He is also a columnist for The Diplomat.

Curriculum Vitae | @StevenDenney86 | | Korean
Photo Credit: Robert Wistanley-Chesters

Robert Winstanley-Chesters, PhD

Director of Research

Robert Winstanley-Chesters gained his PhD in April 2013 from the University of Leeds, from which he also obtained his MA. Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project, a monograph derived from his doctoral research was published on the 16th of November, 2014, by Rowman and Littlefield's Lexington Press. Robert has now been elected a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the University of Cambridge (Beyond the Korean War Project) and appointed a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (School of Geography). Robert's interests center on narratives of environmental and development action and engagement in the DPRK, as well as methodological and analytical issues presented by the DPRK's ideological and political relationship with the natural world.

Curriculum Vitae | @rwinstanleyc | | German, Swedish, Faroese

Sherri Ter Molen

Outreach Coordinator

Sherri L. Ter Molen is a doctoral candidate and 2013-2014 Thomas C. Rumble Fellow in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. Her work centers on the complicated mediated relationships between the divided Koreas and the United States. She has examined issues including the coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign in the online edition of The Korea Times and the reception of Hallyu (the "Korean Wave") in the United States.

Curriculum Vitae | @daesherri |

Yongmin Lee


Yongmin Lee is a freelance Korean-English, English-Korean translator and interpreter and holds an MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia. He is interested in inter-Korean relations, as well as diplomatic relations between China, Korea (North and South), and Japan.

@YongminLee1 | | Korean

Editor-in-Chief  Dr. Adam Cathcart

Co-Editor  Christopher Green

Assistant Editor  Darcie Draudt

Managing Editor  Steven Denney

Social Media Coordinator  Sherri Ter Molen

Analyst/Translator   Yongmin Lee