Adam Cathcart, PhD | Senior Editor
Adam Cathcart, PhD, is founder 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.
Christopher Green, PhD | Senior Editor
Christopher Green, PhD, is a lecturer in Korean Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is the former Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK in Seoul and Korean Penisula program director at International Crisis Group. 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.
Darcie Draudt | Senior 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 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.
Steven Denney, PhD | Senior Editor
Steven Denney, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He has a PhD in Political Science. With a core research interest in the relationship between institutions and preferences, Steven’s research focuses on variations in identity, attitudes, and behaviors in post-autocratic and transitional societies. 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.
Anthony Rinna | Senior Editor
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.
Sherri Ter Molen, PhD | Outreach Coordinator
Sherri L. Ter Molen, PhD, is a graduate of Wayne State University (Department of Communication) and an adjunct instructor at DePaul University. She also holds an MA 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.
Rob Lauler | Korean Literature Editor
Robert Lauler has a BA in Korean Language and Literature from the University of Washington and an MA in Korean Studies from Seoul National University. His interests focus on “division literature” and Cold War-era Korean history. His writings have been featured in The DailyNK, Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, The Guardian, and NK News. As a translator, Robert has worked on projects for the Wilson Center Digital Archive and Institute for Far Eastern Studies. He recently participated in the translation of The Institute for Unification Education’s Understanding North Korea, 2017 edition.
Yujin Lim | Analyst
Yujin Lim, previously a researcher at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. She earned an MA in Political Strategy and Communication with International Conflict and Security from University of Kent, and her primary research focus is on US-China relations and East Asian security. Yujin’s research output cover topics ranging from national and human security to legal aspects of international issues, and political communication.
Yongmin Lee | Translator/Analyst
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.