Seohee Kwak is a guest researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies.
Before her PhD research, she worked as a researcher for a government-affiliated research institute in Korea conducting multiple research projects in the field of gender and development. She has published several pieces of research related to development cooperation, political action, and authoritarian politics.
With a regional focus on Southeast and Northeast Asia, her academic interests include democratic/authoritarian politics, political rights, protest, social movements, external democracy promotion, and state-society relations.
International Institute of Social Studies
Visiting fellow | Academic staff unit
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Seohee Kwak (2022) - Russian citizens under threat from within: The increasing repression of anti-war voices in Russia - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2022) - Political Action in Vietnam: Between toleration and repression
- Seohee Kwak (2021) - Is South Korean Culture a Threat to North Korea? - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2021) - How unified resistance efforts within and across borders can help restore democracy in Myanmar - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2021) - From collective action to impeachment: Political opportunities of the candlelight protests in South Korea - Korea Observer, 52 (1), 107-130 - doi: 10.29152/KOIKS.2021.52.1.107 - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2020) - Covid-19: Increased responsiveness helps South Korea legitimize authoritarian pandemic response measures - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2019) - Constructing space for participatory governance in Vietnam: Reflections from the Hanoi tree movement - doi: 10.4324/9780429298530 - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2019) - Deconstructing the multi-layered nature of citizen participation in Vietnam: Conceptual connotations, discourses of international development, and the country’s institutional context - Asian Journal of Political Science, 27 (3), 257-271 - doi: 10.1080/02185377.2019.1631866 - [link]
- Seohee Kwak (2016) - One Concept, Two Perspectives? Donor and State Interpretations of Local NGOs in Vietnam