Hye Yun Kang

Hye Yun Kang

Hye Yun Kang

Former Post Doctoral Scholar




  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Political Science (2019)
  • M.A., Seoul National University, International Relations (2007)
  • B.A., Ewha Womans University, Political Science (2002)

Hye Yun Kang is former post-doctoral scholar of the Mershon Center at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include security and law, policy implementation, and human agency in security practice with a focus on critical theory. Kang’s research investigates the intersection between law and security in security practices. In particular, she focuses on human security challenges that result from national security practices in international conflicts. She studies implementation processes of security policies, showing how security policies are understood, communicated, and materialized on the ground. Her dissertation features three case studies in Korea, in the United States, and in Europe. These studies highlight the paradoxes of security implementation processes that reverberate in global human insecurity.

Kang received her Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University and in philosophy from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris in June 2019. She held a position of doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation (2018-2019).

Curriculum Vitae (2019)