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

Steven Denney

Managing Editor

Steven Denney is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and holds an MA in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Yonsei Journal of International Studies and has worked for the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. His research and publications fall under three categories: comparative politics, Korean domestic politics, and modern Korean nationalism.

Curriculum Vitae | @StevenDenney86 | | Korean

Darcie Draudt

Assistant Editor

Darcie Draudt serves as assistant editor at Sino-NK. She formerly served as Publishing and Design Manager for the Yonsei Journal of International Studies and has worked as a field researcher in South Korea for the International Organization for Migration. She completed a Master's in Korean Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul and a BA with Honors in Social Anthropology from graduated from Davidson College. Her research addresses migration and settlement, civil society, and media analysis on the Korean Peninsula, as well as inter-Korean relations and Northeast Asia regional dynamics.

Curriculum Vitae | @DarcieDraudt | | Korean, French
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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


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