Engage Korea benefits from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team

Stina Jinsun Bae

Stina Jinsun Bae is a PhD candidate at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her doctoral project explores the views and practices of social responsibility in Myanmar's export garment industry. Prior to her PhD study, she conducted academic research on Sweden's engagement with DPRK while based in Lund University, Sweden where she completed her master in Asian Studies. She also worked a NGO in South Korea and conducted educational workshops on rights-based approach(RBA) for NGO practitioners in the field of international development.


Matthew Bates

Matthew writes  on Sino-North Korean economic relations for the website Sino-NK, and is Senior Commercial Analyst at Aminex PLC, an oil and gas exploration company. A chartered certified accountant and chartered secretary, he holds an MA Korean Studies and BA Korean and Study of Religions from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he wrote his masters thesis on the strategy underlying North Korea’s 2002 Economic Management Measures.


Sabine Burghart

Sabine Burghart is University Lecturer at the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), University of Turku. Prior to joining CEAS, she was lecturer and researcher at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna. She spent more than five years of her professional career in Korea and managed various capacity building projects in North Korea. She has regularly contributed articles to the yearbook Korea: Politics, Economy and Society edited by R. Frank, J.E. Hoare, P. Köllner and S. Pares (Leiden: Brill).


Ye jin Kang

Ye jin is currently enrolled at Harvard Medical School. She read for a MSc in Medical Anthropology and MPP at the University of Oxford on the Rhodes Scholarship. She graduated from Rice University with a BS in Biology and BA in Policy Studies (Global Health) .She is an aspiring physician policymaker, and her aim is to help improve North Korea’s healthcare system. Ye jin taught a course at Rice called 'Demystifying DPRK' under the academic supervision of Dr. Malcolm Gillis. From mid-2014 to early-2015, she served as Program Director in the Office of Global Research and Development at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.



Sherri L. Ter Molen

Sherri L. Ter Molen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit and an adjunct instructor in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago. Her work, which centers on the complicated mediated relationships between the divided Koreas and the United States, has appeared in The Korean Wave: Korean Popular Culture in Global Context; Korea 2013: Politics, Economy, and Society; and Media Asia. She has also presented her work at numerous international, national, and regional conferences, and she is the recipient of the 2014 Korean American Communication Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award. In addition, she is the outreach coordinator for Sino-NK, and she has nearly twenty years of professional experience in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, and social media.



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