My primary domain of interest is international or interethnic conflict. My work on conflict includes both armed conflict and discursive conflict. My past academic research in this field was often historical, but my ongoing projects and professional services also deal with current affairs.
Relatedly, I like to study why different groups of people reason and feel differently and the resulting normative problems in epistemology and ethics.
Last but not least, I have a fruitful secondary interest in the social determinants of mental health. I am particularly interested in the concept of resilience and how various social and developmental factors influence psychological resilience to acute stressors.
Due to my multidisciplinary educational background, I am trained in and have used three broad types of research methods: Quantitative, historical, and philosophical. I have taken research methods very seriously throughout my graduate studies, resulting in methodological contributions to quantitative methods (in the domain of multilevel modeling and causal inference) and historical methods (counterfactual reasoning in history and comparative history).
- SocArXivThe Use and Disuse of Historical Counterfactuals in Process-and Contrastive Historiography: Insights from Causal Pre-emption [Revise and Resubmit at Sociological Methods & Research] - preprintSocArXiv, 2024
- HYPATIAEpistemic diversity and epistemic advantage: A comparison of two causal theories in feminist epistemology, [scheduled to appear in the first issue of 2024].Hypatia A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY, 2024
- CHILD ABUSE NFamily economic status and vulnerability to suicidal ideation among adolescents: A re-examination of recent findingsChild Abuse & Neglect, 2023
- NATIONS NATLEthnic empowering policies and postcolonial political exclusion in the British empire: An analysis of ethnic police recruitment and communal legislative representationNations and Nationalism, 2023
- NATIONS NATLCommunity-based legislative representation and postcolonial ethnic civil warfare in former British and French coloniesNations and Nationalism, 2023
- SOCIETYCutting off the branch on which we are sitting? On postpositivism, value neutrality, and the “bias paradox”Society, 2022
- SOC SCI MEDContextual fallacy in MLMs with cross-level interaction: A critical review of neighborhood effects on psychiatric resilienceSocial Science & Medicine, 2022
- NATIONS NATLA tale of two empires: Models of political community in British and French coloniesNations and Nationalism, 2022
- PLoS OneDo more stress and lower family economic status increase vulnerability to suicidal ideation? Evidence of a U-shaped relationship in a large cross-sectional sample of South Korean adolescentsPlos one, 2021
- EUR J SOCIOLCommunalizing colonial policies and postcolonial ethnic warfare: A multimethod analysis of the British empireEuropean Journal of Sociology/Archives Européennes de Sociologie, 2021
- INT J COMP SOCThe colonial origins of ethnic warfare: Re-examining the impact of communalizing colonial policies in the British and French EmpiresInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology, 2021
- 경제와 사회미국은 북한 체제 보장을 약속했는가? 비핵화 협상 국면에서 한국 언론의 인용보도 왜곡 실태 분석 (Did the US guarantee the ‘regime’ of North Korea? A study of systematic citation errors in South Korean news media)경제와 사회 (Economy and Society), 2019
- J ASIAN HISTA Conceptual Appendix to “The Politics of Historical Knowledge”Journal of Asian History, 2019
- J ASIAN HISTThe Politics of Historical Knowledge: The Debate on the Historical Geography of Old Chosŏn and Lelang CommanderyJournal of Asian History, 2018
- 역사비평‘사이비사학’ 비판을 비판한다 (A critique of criticizing “pseudohistory”)역사비평 (Critical Review of History), 2018
- REV KOR STUDKorean Living Standards under Japanese Colonial Rule: A Critical Review of the Longitudinal Trajectory of StatureReview of Korean Studies, 2017