Greetings! I am a political science Ph.D. candidate (ABD) at the Harry S Truman School of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, and an Incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Mount St. Mary’s University, starting from August 2024. My work mainly examines democracy and comparative institutions with a methodological interest in machine learning and text analysis. In my dissertation project, I investigate the rise of populism in East Asian countries and how elites become populistized in the context of polarization. My collaborated articles on political communication and democratic backsliding are currently under review in the journals. Presently, I am actively engaged in the composition of multiple research projects alongside my co-authors, all of which are works in progress that we intend to publish in the near future.
Prior to beginning the Ph.D. program, I was a researcher at the Institute for Euro-African Studies and a research fellow at Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center. I obtained both a Master of International Politics and a Bachelor in Policy Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Hanyang University. I am the recipient of the Robert N. Epsten Scholarship for International Studies from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation, and also the 2022 & 2021 Edith Taylor Therrien Award and 2020 Robin Remington Award.
You can download a copy of my Curriculum Vitae here.
Beyond academic life, I am a big fan of sports, ranging from playing golf to watching baseball, am an amateur photographer, and am passionate about jazz and impressionism artworks.
PhD in Political Science, 2024 (expected)
University of Missouri
IQMR (Syracuse University, 2022), ICPSR (University of Michigan, 2021), SICSS (Rutgers University, 2020)
MA in International Politics, 2018
BA in Policy Studies (summa cum laude), 2016
Mao, Hanjing, Antony, Meril, & Jung, Yujin J. "A Computational Analysis of State Governors and Public Reaction on Twitter in Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic" (Currently Under Review)
Jung, Yujin J. "Coalition Participation and Radical Populist Party Success: The Conditional Effect of Party Ideology" (Currently Under Review)
Jung, Yujin J. "Multilateral Cooperation and International Norms: Countering Cyber Threats in Nuclear Facilities" (Currently Under Review)
Choi, Jeongho, & Jung, Yujin J. "Does Immigration Fuel Populism? The Effect of Immigration on the Rise of Populist Rhetoric" (Currently Under Review)