Tay Jeong


  • 2018-2023
    PhD, Sociology
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    • GPA - 3.95 out of 4.0
    • Doctoral advisor - Prof. Eran Shor
    • Area Exam 1 - Sociology of Knowledge (committee chair Prof. Peter McMahan)
    • Area Exam 2 - Political Sociology (committee chair Prof. Barry Eidlin). The exam committee wrote in the decision letter that it tried to award a formal “distinction” but could not since the system only allows pass/fail. It suggested that I write this in my CV.
  • 2016
    MA, History
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    • Focus areas - Historiography and Nationalism
    • GPA 3.83 out of 4.0
  • 2015
    MSc, Political Economy of Late Development
    London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    • Focus areas - International Political Economy, Colonialism and Development
    • Degree classification - Distinction
  • 2010-2013
    BA, Economics and Finance
    University of Hong Kong
  • 2011-2012
    Study abroad program
    Universität Zürich, Switzerland
    • One-year visiting study (In German)
    • GPA 4.9 out of 6.0
  • 2011
    Study abroad program
    École normale Supérieure à Paris, France
    • Un été à l'ENS (In French)
  • 2020-2021
    Uncompleted degree program (MSc)
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    • MSc, Epistemology Ethics and Mind (Online)

Scholarships, Awards, and Nominations

  • 2023
    Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation
    • jointly offered by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Simons Foundation Canada
    • In the award ceremony, I gave a 30-minute presentation to high-profile Canadian diplomats at the GAC headquarters in Ottawa about current Canadian policy on global arms control and disarmament.
    • C$5,000
  • 2023
    McGill University nominee for the 2023 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Talent Award, a C$50,000 award annually given to one doctoral or postdoctoral researcher in the humanities and social sciences.
  • 2022
    Graduate student anti-black racism research award, McGill University
    • I received this award in recognition of my theoretical contributions to the benefits of minority inclusion (article forthcoming in Hypatia) and my plans to apply my theory to the problem of the underrepresentation of people of African heritage in academia.
    • C$2,000
  • 2022
    Everett C. Hughes Research Graduate Award, McGill University department of sociology
    • Annually given to the student with the best research record in the department
    • C$100
  • 2021
    Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University
    • C$1,000
  • 2020
    Graduate Award Program, McGill Institute of Health and Social Policy
    • two-semester training program offering hands-on-experience for communicating the results of graduate students’ health research to policymakers
    • C$4,000
  • 2020
    Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    • two-semester training program offering hands-on-experience for communicating the results of graduate students’ health research to policymakers
    • C$105,000 (disbursed over three years)
  • 2019
    Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) doctoral scholarship
    • C$21,000 per annum (discontinued after one year due to receipt of Canada Graduate Scholarship)
  • 2019
    Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University
    • C$1,500
  • 2018
    McCall MacBain Scholarship
    • C$6,500
  • 2018
    Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University
    • C$441
  • 2018
    Sociology Graduate Award, McGill University
    • C$325
  • 2010-2013
    Merit-based entrance scholarship, University of Hong Kong
    • HK$20,000 per annum for three years (received for two years due to one year of visiting study at the University of Zurich)


  • English - Native equivalent
  • Korean - Native
  • French - Advanced
    • DALF C2 (highest among six levels)
  • German - Advanced
    • Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom C2 (highest among six levels)
  • Japanese - Advanced
    • JLPT N1 (highest among five levels)
  • Mandarin - Intermediate
    • HSK level 5 (second highest among six levels
  • Classical Chinese - Proficient reading


  • 2021
    Course Instructor for SOCI211 Sociological Inquiry (summer)
  • 2020
    Teaching Assistant for SOCI325 Sociology of Science
    • Gave a guest lecture on feminist epistemology
  • 2019
    Teaching Assistant for SOCI254 Development and Underdevelopment
  • 2016
    Teaching Assistant for HIST218 Modern East Asian History
    • Gave a guest lecture on modern Korean history

Research assistant

  • 2020-2021
    Research assistant in social determinants of health for Prof. Anthony Masi
    • McGill University Department of Management
  • 2019-2022
    Research assistant in sociological theory for Prof. Axel van den Berg
    • McGill University Department of Sociology
  • 2018-2023
    Research assistant in historical sociology for Prof. Matthew Lange
    • McGill University Department of Sociology

Other Work Experience

  • 2017
    Academic Translator (Korean ↔ English)
    • Editage
  • 2016
    Project Management Intern
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
    • Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan

Standardized Test Results

  • 2016
    GRE Revised
    • Verbal 169 out of 170
    • Quant 170 out of 170
    • Writing 4.5 out of 6.0
  • 2014
    • Quant & Verbal 750 out of 800 (98th percentile)
    • Integrated Reasoning 8 out of 8
    • Analytical Writing 6.0 out of 6.0