Staff

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Adam Cathcart, PhD

Editor-in-Chief

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 | adamcathcart@gmail.com | Mandarin, German, French
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Christopher Green

Co-Editor

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 | christopherkgreen@gmail.com | Korean, French
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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 | stevencdenney@gmail.com | Korean
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Darcie Draudt

Assistant Editor

Darcie Draudt recently completed a Master's in Korean Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul. 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. Draudt graduated from Davidson College with Honors with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. Her research addresses gender, migration and settlement, civil society, and media analysis on the Korean Peninsula. She also manages the website and print material design for Sino-NK.

Curriculum Vitae | @DarcieDraudt | darciedraudt@gmail.com | Korean, French
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Morgan Potts

Assistant Editor

Morgan Potts recently completed a master's in International Relations Theory at the London School of Economics with a focus on North-East Asian security studies, and is currently working with the Nuclear Analysis research team at the Royal United Services Institute. His research interests include nonproliferation, the balance of maritime power in the Pacific, and the gendered aspects of international security.

Curriculum Vitae | @tieguniang | morgan@morganpotts.com | Mandarin, French
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Robert Winstanley-Chesters, PhD

Director of Research

Robert Winstanley-Chesters, PhD, gained his PhD in April 2013 from the University of Leeds, from which he also obtained his MA. His PhD thesis is slated for hardback publication by Rowman & Littlefield's Lexington Press in early 2014. 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 | r.winstanley-chesters@leeds.ac.uk
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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 | commresearch@me.com
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Peter Ward

Editorial Staff

Peter Ward recently finished a BA in Korean History at Korea University in Seoul. He is Dr. Andrei Lankov's research assistant, helping Professor Lankov with his numerous research projects. His main research interests are the North Korean economy and society, with particular interest in the Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il periods.

Cirruculum Vitae@rpcward89pward89@hotmail.com | Korean

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Yong Kwon

Editorial Staff

Yong Kwon is a columnist for the Diplomat Magazine, covering the political and economic affairs on the Korean Peninsula. He also edits the Sino-NK partner blog Rice & Iron where he examines the nexus between North Korea’s monetary policy, industry, and agriculture. Completing his thesis on the political economy of South Korea's financial policies in the 1970s, he received a master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics in 2013.

Curriculum Vitae | @ykwon88 | kwony8@gmail.com | Korean
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Byul Ryan-im

Junior Fellow

Byul Ryan-Im is currently reading for a BA in Combined Honours in Arts (Philosophy, Politics, Classics and Theology) at Durham University.  She is the founder of the Durham University North Korean Human Rights Society and volunteer for the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea. She has a keen interest in international relations and the role of international organizations in promoting political freedom and human rights and her current research interests include the potential for Korean unification and the collaborative work of NGOs regarding North Korea.

Analysts

Matthew Bates, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Brian Gleason, Jende Huang, Evan Koepfler, Andrei Lankov, Jimin Lee, Nicholas Miller, Roger Cavazos

Contributors

Mary Soo Anderson,  Scott Bruce, Erin Hoshibata, Eleana Kim, Charles Kraus, Nicolas Levi, Jennifer Lind, Joe Litt, Kenneth Lyoo, Aaron McNichols, Leonid Petrov, Christopher Richardson, Benjamin Young, Sabine van Ameijden, Scott LaFoy, Mycal Ford