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Seohee Kwak is currently a PhD candidate at the International Institute of Social Studies. Her current research focuses on people’s opportunities for and repertoires of political action under the Vietnamese one-party regime.
Before her PhD research, she worked as a researcher for a government-affiliated research institute in Korea doing 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, collective political action, and external democracy promotion.