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 the former Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK in Seoul and a current 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 The Guardian, Al Jazeera, World Politics Review, Asia Times, Asia Sentinel, and NKnews. He has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, Sky News, Reuters, CNN, and a great many others.

Curriculum Vitae | @Dest_Pyongyang | | Korean, French

Darcie Draudt

Director of Research

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 Korean national identity, inter-Korean relations, borders and territoriality, citizenship, 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

Sherri Ter Molen

Outreach Coordinator

Sherri L. Ter Molen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University and an adjunct instructor at DePaul University. She also holds an M.A. in Organizational and Multicultural communication from DePaul University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Communications from Olivet College. Her work, which centers on the complicated mediated relationships between the divided Koreas and the United States, has been published in Media Asia; Korea 2013: Politics, Economy and Society; The Korean Wave: Korean Popular Culture in Global Context; and The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture: Hallyu Unbound. For 2013-2014, she was awarded a Thomas C. Rumble University Fellowship at Wayne State University, and in 2014, she was selected to receive the Korean American Communication Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

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

Anthony Rinna

Russia and Eurasia Analyst

Anthony "Tony" Rinna analyzes the interactions between Russia and Eurasia (particularly Mongolia) and the Korean Peninsula. In particular he is interested in DPRK-Russia economic and security ties, and the wider effects of DPRK-Russia bilateral ties in Northeast Asia as a whole. He has served with various policy institutes such as the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Project for Nuclear Awareness. He is also a research analyst at the Wikistrat geostrategic consulting firm. He has lived in South Korea since 2014.